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Paula Modersohn-Becker: Goosemaiden

Paula Modersohn-Becker (Dresden 1876 - Worpswede 1907)


Lot-No. 98 | Proceeds : 4.700,00 €  

1899, etching, 25 x 20,5 cm, lo. le. inscribed "f. P. Modersohn-Becker O. Modersohn", min. dam., framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Like many of M.-B.s works the print at hand was signed after her death by her husband Otto Modersohn. - One of the most important German artists of the avantgarde, studied at the drawing school of the "Verein Berliner Künstlerinnen" since 1896, in 1898 she moved to Worpswede to be taught by F. Mackensen, in 1900 she took lessons at the Académie Colarossi in Paris together with C. Westhoff, the later wife of R. M. Rilke, back in Worpswede she married O. Modersohn, in 1903, 1905 a. 1906 she returned to Paris a., inspired by Cezanne a. Gauguin, developed her own distinct style, she died in childbirth in 1907. Because she exhibited rarely her artistical achievements were known to few, but she was widely appreciated soon after her death. - Mus.: Bremen (Paula Modersohn-Becker-Mus., Kunsthalle), Hamburg (Kunsthalle), Wuppertal (Von der Heydt-Mus.), Hannover (Kestner-Ges.), Essen (Folkwang-Mus.), Düsseldorf, Köln a. others. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker a. many more.

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