Max Kaus Max Kaus - Biography
Among the German expressionist painters Max Kaus occupies one of the front ranks. First and foremost, the works by the expressionist artist were a source of inspiration for him, which is why Max Kaus is referred to as a 'second generation expressionist'. Up into the late 1920s he made works that were eloquent expressions of inner sensation, with their emphasis on color and their liberal concept of form and perspective. The characteristic angled use of forms can also be observed in his woodcuts from these days. In later periods of creation the image concept of Max Kaus gradually changed and he made lyrical landscape paintings and portraits in a rounder duct, however, remaining true to the typical expressive colors. Works by Max Kaus, who was, among others, honored with the Berlin Art Prize, are in possession of renowned collections, such as the Buchheim Museum in Bernried on Lake Starnberg.