The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

December 31, 2013

December 31, 1881

Max Pechstein (December 31, 1881 to June 29, 1955) was the most popular German Expressionist painter before the Nazi coup, and their academic restructuring. The information below was gathered from several sources, including blogs and other sites.
Pechstein's paintings completed during a visit to Palau, strongly resemble Gauguin's. (1914.) In 1911 
Franz Marc labeled Pechstein, the "little Napoleon of the Berlin artistic community." 
Pechstein, after his art was seized,  survived World War II living in seclusion in Pomerania 

Here are some Pechstein's we love:

Pechstein's  "Ležeći ženski akt", or "Lying female nude" was finished in 1911.

and "Reclining Nude with Cat," (1909).

This is one thing Franz Marc and Max Pechstein shared: the painting of cats.

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