Art (1945-contemporary) > Expressionism Erich Heckel - Biography
Am Meer. 1962.
Ebner/Gabelmann 1034 H. Dube H 445. Signed, dated and dedicated "Für 1963 gute Wünsche [von S. u. (nachträglich wohl von Sidi Heckel ergänzt)] EH.". From an edition of 110 copies (according to Heckel's information on the wooden block). On off-white machine-made laid paper. 17.4 x 13.9 cm (6.8 x 5.4 in). Sheet: 23,2 x 16,5 cm (9,1 x 6,5 in).
The wooden block is at the Altonaer Museum, Hamburg, verso inscribed "110 Drucke 1962 für 1963".
As of 1930, Heckel sent the so-called annual sheets as New Years greetings to friends and family (except for 1941). Up until 1967, he made a total of 37 annual sheets in woodcut. [JS].
• The small annual sheet provides excellent proof of Heckel's graphic mastery: He conceived the landscapre almost exclusively from horizontal cuts.
• With the subject of a figure from behind gazing into nature, Heckel picks up a pictorial tradition that goes back to Caspar David Friedrich and Romanticism.
• From 1930 to 1967 (not in 1941), Heckel sent the so-called annual sheets as New Years greetings to friends and family.
• Other copies are in the Erich Heckel Estate and the Museum Folkwang.
EXHIBITION: Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 1995-2001).
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2001-2017).
Buchheim Museum, Bernried (permanent loan from the Hermann Gerlinger Collection, 2017-2022)
Erich Heckel. Einfühlung und Ausdruck, published by Daniel J. Schreiber, ex. cat. Buchheim Museum, Bernried, October 31, 2020 - March 7, 2021, p. 400 (with illu.).
LITERATURE: Heinz Spielmann (ed.), Die Maler der Brücke. Sammlung Hermann Gerlinger, Stuttgart 1995, p. 356, SHG no. 587 (with illu.).
Hermann Gerlinger, Katja Schneider (eds.), Die Maler der Brücke. Inventory catalog Hermann Gerlinger Collection, Halle (Saale) 2005, p. 270, SHG no. 615 (with illu.).
In good condition. Margin with isolated kinks and crimped spots, lower margin with a horizontal squeezemark. Minimally discolored, more obvious in bottom edge.
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