Head of a Fisherman

Head of a Fisherman

1922

Max Pechstein

(German, 1881-1955)

Woodcut

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1955.507

Catalogue raisonné: Krüger H269

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Woodcut
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Woodcut

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