Conrad Felixmuller (1897 - 1977)
Born in Dresden as Conrad Felix Muller, Felixmuller joined the Dresden Academy in 1912. Moving to Berlin several years later, he began exhibiting his artwork. Reflecting postwar disillusionment with the established order, Felixmuller became increasingly involved in reformist politics and joined the Communist Party. His strong political beliefs shaped his highly expressive style. He won the 1920 State Prize of Saxony and used the proceeds to live among the working class miners of the Ruhr, and his art reflected that immersion, ultimately winning him a space in the notorious 1937 Nazi “Degenerate Art” show. After World War II, Felixmuller taught drawing and painting at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany. He exhibited widely in places such as Florence, Paris, and Rome until his death.
Bildnis Max Liebermann
woodcut, 1926; edition of 70. Image size 15-3/4" x 19-5/8"; sheet size 17-3/4” x 22-3/8”. Titled and signed in pencil, lower margin. Very fine dark impression, minor spots & dampstain outside of image.