The Museum of Avant-garde

Max Beckmann

Germany (1884—1950)
Beckmann studied at the Weimar Saxon Grand-Ducal Art School and moved to Berlin in 1904, participating to the Berlin Secession exhibition and joining the group in 1907. In 1914 he co-founded the Free Secession but after WWI he turned to Expressionism. During 1920s he became an international recognised artist, creating paintings and illustrations and being awarded with the Honorary Prize of German Art. With the rise of Nazism, he fled Germany to live in Amsterdam and later in New York.