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Beckmann, Maxlocked

(b Leipzig, Feb 12, 1884; d New York, Dec 27, 1950).
  • Christian Lenz

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German painter, draughtsman, printmaker and teacher. He was one of the most important German painters of the 20th century. He was initially influenced by traditional styles, but during World War I he rejected perspective and classical proportion in favour of a more expressive objective art. He was persecuted by the Nazis in the 1930s but continued to work, painting his celebrated secular triptychs in the late 1930s and the 1940s....

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