Leipzig 1884 - 1950 New York
Max Beckmann was one of the best known German artists of the 20th century. The Expressionist was already an acclaimed artist, and an entire room of the Kronprinzenpalais in Berlin was dedicated to his work when he was vilified as 'degenerate' by the National Socialists. He made the majority of his triptychs while living in exile in Amsterdam; they display compositions of densely crowded moving figures with exaggerated sharp and pointed edges. After the war, Beckmann emigrated to the United States, where he found great recognition.