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Portrait of Carl Sternheim

Artist: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880 - 1938)
Date: 1916
20th century
Dimensions: 12.2 x 8.27 in. (31 x 21 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, Germany
Medium and Support: Lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James Reed, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.35.757
Not on view.

From the periodical Der Bildermann, vol. 1, no. 9 (Aug 1916), published by Paul Cassirer.

A founding member of Die Brücke, Kirchner believed that all artists should print their own work, rather than rely on a master printer. He also felt that lithography should be more than simply a reproduction of a drawing; here, Kirchner deliberately sought the effect of “bad printing” by smudging and eroding lines after they were put down onto the stone.

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