German Expressionism

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German Expressionism

Ahmanson Buliding, Level 2

Begun in 1946 and augmented in 1980 by establishment of the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, this collection includes a rich selection of paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and illustrated books. The Rifkind Center holds seven thousand works on paper and a library of more than four thousand volumes, including superior impressions of woodcuts and lithographs by Kirchner, Heckel, Emil Nolde, and Kandinsky, as well as rare periodicals and portfolios by Otto Dix, Käthe Kollwitz, and Max Pechstein.

Erich Heckel

Poster of Nina Hard
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
1921
Lyrical
Wassily Kandinsky
1911
The Birth of Horses
Franz Marc
1913
Prophet
Emil Nolde
1912

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