In der Tram, 1916

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Erich Heckel
German, 1883-1970

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Heckel and his compatriots experimented with techniques and subjects in lithography, woodcutting, and etching, gaining renown for their angular and intense renderings of everyday life and landscape. Heckel worked with woodcuts in an effort to reveal aspects of modern life to viewers. The work of Heckel and fellow German Expressionists was rejected as "degenerate" once the Nazi Party came into power and Heckel turned to teaching in the years after World War II.

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  • Citation: H-793
  • Date: N.D.