Beckmann, Max

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Beckmann, Max Gender: M
born on 12 February 1884
Place Leipzig, Germany, 51n19, 12e20
Timezone LMT m12e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
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Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
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German-Jewish artist, an expressionist painter who left

Nazi Germany after Hitler branded him and a group of other artists "degenerate." Persecuted by the Nazis- who termed virtually all modern art as "degenerate" or "Jewish"- Max Beckmann fled to the Netherlands in 1937.

Before the Nazis came to power he was one of Germany's most acclaimed artists. The Nazis confiscated hundreds of Beckmann's paintings, and destroyed many of them. Many of the Degenerate artists never recovered

their creative powers after the persecution, but

Beckmann went on to work creatively and prolifically abroad.

One of his works, "Matrose," is a painting of a sailor reading a radical socialist newspaper and is considered typical of Beckmann's work. Put up for auction in 7/2001, it is expected to fetch up to 8 million pounds.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Gain social status July 2001 (Painting sold for 8 million pounds)
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Source Notes

David Crook quotes BBC news on the web, ACT 7/2001


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)