Max Beckmann Max Beckmann - Biography
Max Beckmann is one of the most important German artists of the 20th century. Throughout his life his style could not clearly be ascribed to a certain epoch - the artist himself refused to belong to any category - the tremendous oeuvre of Max Beckmann is a cosmos of its own. The extraordinary artistic dimension that becomes obvious in the work of Max Beckmann, unites a free and open use of forms, which is, however, always obliged to figuration. He created works in an expressive and symbolic coloring, which, in all their radicalness, are a mirror of the real world, but also a door into a metaphysic world. The subtle graphic oeuvre comprises studies, portraits, interior scenes and landscapes, it offers fascinating insight into the world of Max Beckmann. The amount of exhibitions and publications that honor Max Beckmann's art is innumerable. Works by the important artist are in possession of the world's most renowned museums.