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Andenken an einen gefallenen Freund

In Memory of a Friend Killed in Action, from the periodical "Kriegszeit. Künstlerflugblätter" (no. 11, November 4, 1914).
Artist: Max Beckmann (1884 - 1950)
Date: 1914
20th century
Dimensions: 12.01 x 9.84 in. (30.5 x 25 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, Germany
Medium and Support: Lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James M. Reed, 2017.
Accession Number: 2017.35.759
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On August 31, just 30 days after Germany joined the Triple Alliance, Paul Cassirer published the first edition of Der Kriegszeit (Wartime), a weekly magazine featuring contemporary artists’ responses to the war, which were largely enthusiastic in the conflict’s early stages. This lithograph commemorated the brother-in-law of artist Max Beckmann, who had died fighting on the Eastern Front.


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