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Birdplay

A work made of pen and black ink, with scraping, over charcoal, on cream laid paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of pen and black ink, with scraping, over charcoal, on cream laid paper.

Date:

1949

Artist:

Max Beckmann
German, 1884-1950

About this artwork

Pushed out of Germany in the late 1930s because of his “degenerate” art, Beckmann immigrated to America in 1947. During the summer of 1949 he briefly taught art classes at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Birdplay was one of about 13 drawings he completed during that period. This major work reflects the artist’s lifelong interest in birds and classical literature.

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Artist

Max Beckmann

Title

Birdplay

Origin

Germany

Date

1949

Medium

Pen and black ink, with scraping, over charcoal, on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, lower left: "Beckmann Boulder 49"; inscribed verso: "Vogelspiel"

Dimensions

452 × 602 mm

Credit Line

Margaret Fisher Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2010.291

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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