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His meteoric success is suddenly interrupted when the National Socialists take over power in 1933. Beckmann is suspended from the Städelschule. The Beckmann hall in the Kronprinzenpalais of the National Gallery is emptied, a planned exhibition in Erfurt is cancelled. Max Beckmann is stigmatized as a degenerate artist, he flees to Amsterdam in 1937 and never come to Germany again .

1933 The Little Fish - Max Beckmann

Resting Woman with Carnations (1940-42) by Max Beckmann.

Quappi in Pink, Max Beckmann, Germany, 1901. Lent to rejection of expressionist movement.

Max Beckmann Self-portrait in the Hotel 1932 Marlborough Fine Art, London

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An Artist at the Height of His Powers

Max Beckmann, Self Portrait in Tuxedo

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Max Beckmann (Germany 1884-1950 US), Margarethe Wichert (Tochter Professer Wichert), pastel on paper. Sold at auction by Christie's, 2003.