Available works by: Klinger  German (1857 - 1920)  

A printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Max Klinger was born in Leipzig February 18, 1857.  He began his art education in 1874 in Karlsruhe, Germany, at the dawn of the Nouveau renaissance. His introduction to art came from one of Germany's most prominent daring painters, Karl von Gussow. At a time when Symbolism was often considered separate from traditional artistic styles, Klinger would transcend the barrier. Symbolist in nature while romantic and realist in execution, his etchings appeal to the viewer in vivid line and contrast.

An admirer of Chavannes, Goya, and Daumier, Klinger built his etching portfolios (including 14 major cycles, comprising of 265 plates) on personal observations of what underlies daily life: love, death, poverty, sex, obsession, and violence. He tackled predominant social and political issues on the one hand, while giving shape to fantastic and sometimes terrifying dreamscapes on the other. These themes were often portrayed in stark landscapes and simplified situations: A sailor rescuing a glove from a tossing sea; the body of a dead man lying in the middle of a tranquil, empty path; a woman walking alone along a dark shoreline, crying. By the same token, his careful, detailed contrast of motion and stillness provided a powerful subtlety: A crowded roller-skating rink where a fallen child-feet still suspended in mid-air- is noticed only by the lapdog of one of the many adults surrounding her.

His work would come to influence Käthe Kollwitz, Edvard Munch, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, and many others.  Max Klinger died on July 5, 1920 near Namburg, Germany.

Max Klinger : Simplicius Among the Soldiers at Davidson Galleries

Klinger (1857 - 1920)

Simplicius Among the Soldiers

Series: Intermezzi Suite, Opus IV, Print 9
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Size: 9-1/4 x 15-3/4 inches
Price: $300.00

Max Klinger : Plate 21 at Davidson Galleries

Max Klinger (1857 - 1920)

Plate 21

Series: Amor and Psyche
Medium: Etching printed chine colle
Size: 8 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches
Stock Number: 29157c
Price: $165.00

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923

MAX KLINGER (German, 1857-1920)
Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923
Artist book containing 46 original etchings in response to the verse of Herbert Eulenberg. Published by Amsler and Ruthardt, Berlin, 1923. Signed and numbered (#38) in pencil by Eulenberg. Signed binding: Buchb. Meink, Berlin. 14-1/4 x 10-1/8 inches. [30975c]  $12,000.
Please NOTE: Not all etchings are shown.

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923 : Book front cover at Davidson Galleries

Max Klinger German (1857 - 1920)

Book front cover

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923 : Title page spread at Davidson Galleries

Max Klinger German (1857 - 1920)

Title page spread

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923 : Sample etching 1 at Davidson Galleries

Max Klinger German (1857 - 1920)

Sample etching 1

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923 : Sample etching 2 at Davidson Galleries

Max Klinger German (1857 - 1920)

Sample etching 2

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923 : Sample etching 3 at Davidson Galleries

Max Klinger German (1857 - 1920)

Sample etching 3

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923 : Sample etching 4 at Davidson Galleries

Max Klinger German (1857 - 1920)

Sample etching 4

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923 : Sample etching 5 at Davidson Galleries

Max Klinger German (1857 - 1920)

Sample etching 5

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923 : Sample etching 6 at Davidson Galleries

Max Klinger German (1857 - 1920)

Sample etching 6

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923 : Sample etching 7 at Davidson Galleries

Max Klinger German (1857 - 1920)

Sample etching 7

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923 : Sample etching 8 at Davidson Galleries

Max Klinger German (1857 - 1920)

Sample etching 8

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923 : Sample etching 9 at Davidson Galleries

Max Klinger German (1857 - 1920)

Sample etching 9

Zelt. Volumes I and II - 1923 : Sample etching 10 at Davidson Galleries

Max Klinger German (1857 - 1920)

Sample etching 10