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Title

Elbchaussee

1931

Artist

Rolf Nesch

Germany

07 Jan 1893 - 27 Oct 1975

  • Details

    Date
    1931
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    drypoint
    Dimensions
    45.3 x 61.2 cm platemark; 51.5 x 69.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed lower sheet, pencil "... Nesch". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 2007
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    343.2007
    Copyright
    © Rolf Nesch/BONO. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Rolf Nesch

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Nesch studied at the Kunst-und-Gewerbeschule in Stuttgart between 1908 and 1912. In 1913 he enrolled at Kunstakademie in Dresden but he was sent to the front before finishing his studies. Nonetheless, during his time in Dresden he came into contact with works by members of Die Brücke, being especially influenced by Kirchner.

    Around 1922 Nesch took up printmaking and made the first of many visits to Hamburg. He also visited Kirchner in Davos in 1924, after which time his prints became appreciably more expressive and unconventional. He settled in Hamburg in1929 where he created many of his remarkably original prints – striking views of the city and its bridges in a bold expressionist style. The subject of this print, ‘Elbchaussee’, is a grand 19th-century boulevard in Hamburg, acclaimed as one of the finest streets in Germany. Lined with elegant villas and parks, it stretches for 10km along the banks of the River Elbe.

    In 1933 Nesch emigrated to Norway after the Nazis rejected his works from an exhibition – the choice of country being determined by his admiration for Edvard Munch.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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