Max Pechstein

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Max Hermann Pechstein (1881-12-311955-06-29) was a German Expressionist painter and graphic artist, born in Zwickau.


  • Art is not a pastime, it is a duty with respect to the people, a public affair.
  • Work, intoxication, brain racking, chewing, eating, gorging, rooting up, rapturous birthpangs, jabbing of the brush, preferably right through the canvas, trampling on paint tubes.
    • On the driving force behind Expressionism.

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