Expressionist Art

Expressionist artists of the early twentieth century, widely represented in the collection at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, strove to give the human figures and pictorial space in their works as much emotive form and content as possible.  Bold contours and colors and anatomical and spatial distortions are characteristic of their works.

Oskar Kokoschka (Austrian, Pöchlarn, Austria 1886 - 1980 Villeneuve, Switzerland)
Sposalizio (Double Portrait), 1912
AMAM 1958.51

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Alexej von Jawlensky (Russian, Torzhok, Russia 1864 - 1941 Wiesbaden, Germany)
Head of a Woman, ca. 1912
AMAM 1955.23

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German, Aschaffenburg 1880 - 1938 Davos)
Self-Portrait as a Soldier, 1915
AMAM 1950.29

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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (German, Rottluff near Chemnitz 1884 - 1976 West Berlin)
Footpath (Parkweg), 1911
AMAM 1964.38

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German, Aschaffenburg 1880 - 1938 Davos)
Standing Female Nude, 1919
AMAM 1955.29

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Egon Schiele (Austrian, Tulln an der Donau, near Vienna 1890 - 1918 Vienna)
Girl with Black Hair, 1911
AMAM 1958.41

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Paul Klee (Swiss, Münchenbuchsee, near Bern 1879 - 1940 Muralto, near Locarno)
The Kettledrum Organ (Die Paukenorgel), 1930
AMAM 1944.21

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Käthe Kollwitz (German, Königsberg, now Kaliningrad, Russia 1867 - 1945 Moritzburg, near Dresden)
Self-Portrait with Hand of Death, 1924
AMAM 1944.169

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