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From the Master Class to the Böhme Collection

12 Mai 2023 - 28 September 2024  

The students of Max Beckmann’s master class (1925-1933) were among the most promising talents of the Frankfurt Art School (also known as the “Städel School”). Nevertheless, they are little known today. Their talent was repeatedly overshadowed throughout the course of the 20th century: By the great name of their teacher, through censorship and defamation from the National Socialists, and due to the destruction of their works during the Second World War. These circumstances affected the cultural visibility of an entire generation.

BEYOND BECKMANN. From the Master Class to the Böhme Collection is the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to twelve of the master class artists in an Austrian art museum. The Böhme Collection holds a total of 99 works from these master class students. From them, around 40 representative artworks trace the lives of these artists, from being students of Max Beckmann to becoming members of the Böhme Collection.

90 years after the dissolution of the master class, these artists are once again reunited, this time under the canon of the Lost Generation.

Exhibited artists: Carla Brill, Inge Hergenhahn-Dinand, Theo Garve, Ottokar Gräbner, Georg Heck, Anna Krüger, Leo Maillet, Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer, Marie Louise von Motesiczky, Alfred Nungesser, Hein Friedrich Steiauf and Karl Tratt.

To accompany the exhibition, a brochure of the same name will be published. It will be available for purchase in June, both at the museum or via our webshop. Pre-orders can be placed by e-mail.