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Georg Tappert Mädchen am Tisch (Betty mit Fächer) (Girl at the Table (Betty with Fan)). Wietek 147., 1913
Details
Oil on canvas
109.5 x 91.5 cm
Submitted
Exhibited
1959, Georg Tappert - Gedächtnisausstellung, Kassel, Kunstverein; 1961, Georg Tappert 1880 - 1957 - Gedächtnisausstellung, Berlin, Akademie der Künste, cat. 21; 1963-1964, Georg Tappert, Berlin, Galerie Nierendorf, cat. 26, img.p. 8; 1964, Georg Tappert, New York, Leonard Hutton Galleries; 1969, German Expressionists from the Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, cat. 49, with img.; 1973, Georg Tappert - Gemälde, Berlin, Kunstamt Wedding, cat. 15, with img.; 1977, Georg Tappert - Wiederentdeckung eines Expressionisten, Hamburg, BAT-Haus; 1980-81, Georg Tappert - Ein Berliner Expressionist 1880-1957, Berlin, Berlinische Galerie, cat. 16, with img.; 2017-2018, Der böse Expressionismus. Trauma und Tabu, Bielefeld, Kunsthalle, img.p. 42.
Additional Information

Remarks: The Berlin painter and graphic artist Georg Tappert (Berlin 1880 - 1957 Berlin) was one of the founders of the “Neue Secession” in spring of 1910. Pechstein, Heckel, Kirchner and Schmidt-Rottluff moved shortly thereafter from Dresden to Berlin, which before and after the First World War became the centre of all expressionist arts.

From 1912 to 1913 the lush dancer Betty was his favourite model, for Tappert an overwhelming experience, which he represented in all techniques - drawing, watercolour, woodcut, etching, lithograph and photography. The series of about ten large-format paintings achieved an intensity of representation of the exuberant Berlin attitude to life of this time that is only comparable with the series of street scenes – although with a different intention – by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

GEORG TAPPERT’S BETTY or the women of the painters of Expressionism around 1913

Signature
Signed on the upper left
Place of Creation
Berlin
Provenance
Estate of the artist; Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York; Christie’s London, 09.10.96, no. 135; Private collection Austria; Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold, 2016
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