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The Städel Museum to Present the Exhibition “Beckmann & America” in October

FRANKFURT.- The last loans have been secured, technical and logistic preparations are in full swing: Frankfurt’s Städel Museum will present Max Beckmann’s (1884–1950) condensed late work against the background of the last years of his life and his artistic production in the USA in a major special exhibition starting on October 7, 2011. With more than 110 exhibits, including fifty paintings as well as numerous drawings, watercolors, printed graphic works, and sculptures, the show “Beckmann & America” offers a comprehensive survey of this important artist’s fascinating last creative period. After living and teaching in St. Louis from 1947 on, Beckmann finally moved to New York where he also accepted a teaching position and where he died walking through the city in 1950. From the point of view of the artist’s evolution, these years on American soil were decisive: marking a new beginning for