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Title

Untitled

1920
printed 1984

Artist

Erich Buchholz

Germany

31 Jan 1891 – 29 Dec 1972

  • Details

    Dates
    1920
    printed 1984
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour screenprint
    Edition
    67/100
    Dimensions
    30.6 x 22.9 cm image/sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Mo Wedd-Buchholz 2004
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    277.2004
    Copyright
    © Erich Buchholz Estate

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    Erich Buchholz

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    Erich Buchholz occupied a central place in the international avant-garde in Berlin in the 1920s. His earliest prints are influenced by the work of the German Expressionists, particularly Franz Marc. In the period immediately after the First World War his art shifted from an expressionist style to non-objectivity. He is now regarded as one of the pioneers of geometric abstraction in Germany. The tendency to which Buchholz's abstract compositions most closely relate is Constructivism, although he denied any association with this movement. He arrived at his conclusions independently and was able to stress the spontaneous and intuitive aspect of his own creative process, as opposed to the intellectual and rational processes of Constructivism.

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