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Heinrich Campendonk was born 3rd November 1889 in Krefeld, Germany and died 9th May 1957 in Amsterdam. As a young artist, he took part in the first exhibition of Der Blaue Reiter in December 1911 in Munich. Contact with the artists in Der Blaue…
From the illustrated book Deutsche Graphiker der Gegenwart (German Printmakers of Our Time), 1918 (published 1920). Both Campendonk and his friend Franz Marc portrayed humans and animals in harmony with each other and nature, in an evocative,…
The Beggars, after Bruegel
Campendonk uses the woodcut medium to considerable effect, creating linear visual patterns and high contrast, evoking a strange dream-like place where the beggars form a tight little circle, a passer by almost disappearing into the black background.…
Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)
The group was a loose association of highly individualistic artists, of varying international backgrounds. Faced with a rapidly changing industrialised Germany, they yearned for a more spiritual alternative. The name and the symbol of the group was…