The Max Thalmann Collection consists of the art work of this German Expressionist, along with some supplementary materials
on his life.
Max Thalmann was a German Expressionist artist who was born in 1890. He died in 1945, in Jena, Germany, shortly before the
end of World War II. Through the years 1912-1933 he was highly regarded by fellow artists and critics for his beautiful drawings
and primarily his woodcuts. He produced three main portfolios of woodcuts--Cathedral ("Der Dom"), Passion, and America--and
he was considered an expert in this medium. He has also been ranked among the foremost artists of the 20th century.
In 1923 he came to the United States and held a small exhibition in Chicago while he visited his brother. He also went to
New York City which became his inspiration for the America series of woodcuts. Upon his return to Europe, he left his collection
with his brother with dreams of someday moving to the United States, but he never did.
During the 1930's his work moved from woodcuts to drawings, watercolors, and pastels; most of which were inspired by a Nile
River trip he took in 1930. Throughout the Nazi period of the 1930's he also designed over 150 books for the Eugen Dieterich
publishing house in Jena, Germany.
1 archival document box, 9 flat oversize boxes (16 linear feet)
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