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Melancholie by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Melancholie
by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Available at Sylvan Cole Gallery

Prints

Woodcut

1914

Edition Size: unknown, but rare

Image Size: 50 x 39 cm

Sheet Size: 62.3 x 51 cm

Reference: Schapire 139

Signed

Condition: Pristine

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An fine impression of Schmidt-Rotluff’s most important print.

Signed in pencil by the artist.

In perfect condition, and with a fine provenance.

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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