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Female Head by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Female Head
by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Available at Harris Schrank Fine Prints (IFPDA)

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Woodcut

1915

Edition Size: rare

Sheet Size: 13 1/2 x 10 5/8 cm

Schapire H 180

Condition: Signed

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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884-1976), Weiblicher Kopf (Female Head), woodcut, 1915, signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Schapire H 180, only state. In very good condition, printed on cream wove paper, with full margins, 9 3/4 x 6 7/8, the sheet 13 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches.

A fine fresh impression.

Provenance: H. Neuerburg, Koln (with the blindstamp lower left recto, Lugt 1344/a)

After moving from Dresden to Berlin with the other members of the Die Brücke in 1911, Schmidt-Rottluff was strongly moved over the next several years by Cubism and African art; Weiblicher Kopf of course reflects this influence.

The Artist

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

German painter and printmaker Karl Schmidt-Rottluff was born in Rottluff, now known as Chemnitz in December 1884 and was famed for his expressionist landscapes and nudes. He started his academic life by studying architecture, but, after meeting some other artists (Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Fritz Bleyl), he became one of the founders of expressionist art group Die Brücke (The Bridge). He served in the army 1915-1918, moving afterwards to Berlin, where he met his wife, Emy Frisch and settled for the remainder of his life.

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