Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland in memory of William J. Eastman 1953.344
© Ernst Barlach Lizenzverwaltung Ratzeburg
Catalogue raisonné: Schult 293
In both his sculpture and prints, Barlach expressed the suffering and anguish of World War I (1914-18) and the difficult years that followed. The artist, whose work depicts ordinary workers, wrote: "Truly, not beauty and loveliness is our strength, our power, but rather the opposite, ugliness, daemonic passion and the grotesque genius of greatness..."
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