Category: german painters

Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647 – 1717): The Rocu Tree with Caterpillars, Moths, and Butterflies (via The J. Paul Getty Museum)

Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647 – 1717): “Plate CXLVII (Liseron)” from Histoire des Insectes de L’Europe (via Aspire Auctions)

Johanna Helena Herolt-Graff (German, 1668 – 1723): A white and violet tulip, a hyacinth, a white and red tulip and a marbled tuffett and its pupa and caterpillar (via Sotheby’s)

Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867 – 1945): Unemployment (etched 1909, printed 1921) (via Saint Louis Art Museum)

Paula Modersohn-Becker (German, 1876 – 1907):
Two Girls in Front of Birch Trees

(c. 1905) (via Saint Louis Art Museum)

From the museum website:

Two girls with striking green eyes stand within a wooded area. Paula Modersohn-Becker developed a deliberately straightforward style of flat color and strong outlines that reflects her awareness of avant-garde French painters. Modersohn-Becker was a prominent figure within a rural colony of artists at Worpswede in northern Germany, and produced work with a deep sympathy for the local peasantry. She died young in childbirth.

Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867 – 1945): Sleeping Woman with Child (1929) (via Saint Louis Art Museum)

Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867 – 1945): Mother with child in her arms (via Uppsala Auktionskamarre)

Johanna Helena Herolt-Graff (German, 1668 – 1723): A poppy in three stages of flowering, with a caterpillar, pupa and a butterfly (via Sotheby’s)

Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647 – 1717): “Plate CXXV (Cognassier fleuri)” from Histoire des Insectes de L’Europe (via Aspire Auctions)

Maria Sibylla Merian (German, 1647 – 1717): “Plate XLIV (Petite Ortie brulante)” from Histoire des Insectes de L’Europe (via Aspire Auctions)