Erich Heckel - Küstenlandschaft (Coastal Landscape), 1949

Tempera on canvas

83 x 96 cm / framed 115 x 126 cm
32 x 37 inch / framed 45 x 49 inch

Signed bottom right, dated "Heckel 49"
Signed on the frame, titled, dated
"E. Heckel : Küstenlandschaft: 1949"
Cat. Rais. Hüneke no. 1949-5

- with handmade craftsman's frame -

N 8713

About the work

This painting portrays the steep rocky coastline of Osterholz, where – apart from the intervening years of WWI – Heckel would spend the summer months as a respite from his frequent trips, and where he also returned several times in the following years. The work was executed after one of his final visits to relatives of his wife Siddi in Osterholz. In it he addresses the theme of Man's existence in and around the unspoiled natural countryside on the coast of the Flensburg Firth. The lonely wanderer is standing on the narrow stretch of beach beneath the house Heckel bought in 1919, which has changed very little until the present day. (...)
(from the catalogue text)

Text authored and provided by Dr. Andreas Gabelmann, Art Historian

Dr. Andreas Gabelmann, art historian, born 1967 in Landau. Programmes of study in art history, architectural history and literature in Karlsruhe and Bamberg. 1999 Doctoral thesis on the Badenese Expressionist August Babberger (1885-1936). 2000 to 2002 Practical training at the Brücke-Museum Berlin. 2003 to 2004 Scientific staff member of the Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen. Since 2005, active as a freelance art historian, author and curator for museums, art associations, galleries, foundations, artist estates, the press and publishing houses in Germany and Switzerland. Numerous publications on modern art with a focus on Expressionism and extending to contemporary art. Publication of the new catalogue raisonné of the printed graphic works of Erich Heckel (will appear in autumn of 2021). Lives and works in Radolfzell on Lake Constance.

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Erich Heckel, Coastal Landscape, 1949, 83 x 96 cm / framed 115 x 126 cm, N 8713
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