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Max Klinger

German painter, sculptor, and printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
German painter and sculptor, best known for his large series of nightmarish etchings. Conscious of, but detached from the new ideas and style of late 19th century Europe, Klinger is difficult to classify, though much of his work can be considered Symbolist. Subjects and influences run the gambit from commentary of prostitution, late 19th century Berlin living conditions, and the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche. His "Beethoven Monument" (1899-1902) pays a monstrous homage to the composer, depicted as a Greek god on a large alabaster throne.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500023867.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Max Klinger:

Max Klinger Brahms—Phantasie: Einundvierzig Stiche, Radierungen und Steinzeichnungen zu Compositionen von Johannes Brahms, ca. 1894 Book of etchings, engravings, and lithographs on Japan paper, bound in one volume
Max Klinger Dedication (Widmung): To Arnold Böcklin, 1887 Etching
Max Klinger First Encounter (Erste Begegnung), 1887 Etching
Max Klinger At the Gate (Am Thor), 1887 Etching
Max Klinger In the Park (Im Park), 1887 Etching
Max Klinger Happiness (Glück), 1887 Etching
Max Klinger Intermezzo (Adam and Eve & Death and Devil), 1887 Etching
Max Klinger New Dreams of Happiness (Neue Träume von Glück), 1887 Etching
Max Klinger Awakening (Erwachen), 1887 Etching
Max Klinger Shame (Schande), 1887 Etching
Max Klinger Death (Tod), 1887 Etching
Max Klinger Integer Vitae, 1898 Etching on Japanese paper
Max Klinger Genius (Artist) (Genie (Künstler)), 1898 Etching on Japanese paper
Max Klinger Plague (Pest), 1898 Etching on Japanese paper
Max Klinger Misery (Elend), 1898 Etching on Japanese paper
Max Klinger And Yet (Und Doch), 1898 Etching on Japanese paper
Max Klinger Temptation (Versuchung), 1898 Etching on Japanese paper
Max Klinger Dead Mother (Tote Mutter), 1898 Etching on Japanese paper
Max Klinger Time and Fame (Zeit und Ruhm), 1898 Etching on Japanese paper
Max Klinger To Beauty (An die Schönheit), 1898 Etching on Japanese paper
Max Klinger Vom Tode title page, 1898 Etching
Max Klinger Vom Tode table of contents, 1898 Etching
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