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Head of a Fisherman

1922
(German, 1881–1955)
© Artists Right Society (ARS), New York
Catalogue raisonné: Krüger H269
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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Through portraits of rural workers including fishermen and farmers, Max Pechstein explored his interest in people whom he perceived as rugged and natural. Here, he capitalized on the rough-hewn character of the wood to enhance the fisherman’s strong features, using a gouge and cutting along the grain without any preparatory drawing. The result is a frank and immediate presentation of a wizened face that reveals years of arduous work at sea.
Head of a Fisherman

Head of a Fisherman

1922

Max Pechstein

(German, 1881–1955)
Germany, 20th century

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