Welcome to Leicester’s German Expressionist Collection. Here you will find images and information about the German Expressionist works in the collection of Leicester City Arts and Museums Service. This database contains both works that are part of the permanent museum collection and also items that are on loan from our many benefactors.
You can browse the artworks by looking in the 'Artists and Artworks' section for the relevant artist or search for a specific artwork name using the search bar above.
The story of Leicester’s internationally acclaimed collection of early 20th century German art is a fascinating combination, of wartime friendships, shared artistic and cultural passions and the vision and commitment of successive museum curators and directors.Find out more
Here you can explore all the artworks in Leicester's German Expressionism Collection. Click on an artist below to see more information about them and view their works that we have.Find out more
Leicester's Collection of German Expressionist related books, portfolios and other publications.Find out more
Here you can view some of the sculptures from Leicester's Collection using our 360° interactive viewer.Find out more
Leicester City Council’s Arts and Museums section have undertaken a major redevelopment of their German Expressionist art collection, funded by Arts Council England. As a part of this process the importance of the collection was evaluated and a series of reports by independent art experts were commissioned, to assess and evidence the significance of the collection nationally and internationally.Find out more
A large number of cultural objects and works of art were systematically looted by the Nazis and others during the Second World War and the Holocaust Era from 1933-1945; an activity which is often described as spoliation.Find out more
Stories and coverage relating to Leicester German Expressionist Collection.Find out more
Featured art works
- Stormy Landscape
- Thou Shalt Not Kill!
- The Resurrection
- Mountains and Trees
- The Circling
- Girl in National Costume
- Portrait of Alfred Hess
- Self-portrait 1933
- By the Sea
- The Ascension
- The Life of the Virgin VIII; The Visitation
- Death and Woman