Prints and Drawings Collection

The Municipal Collection of the Museum in the Kulturspeicher also includes a section with works of graphic art. This includes all works on paper, such as drawings, watercolours and prints in various techniques.

Ludwig von Gleichen-Russwurm, Regnerische  Vorstadtstraße (Weimar), 1878, Radierung, Foto: Berberich
Ludwig von Gleichen-Russwurm, Regnerische Vorstadtstraße (Weimar), 1878, Radierung, Foto: Berberich
In the less than 100 years of its existence, the Prints and Drawings Collection has already grown to over 20,000 sheets. The focus is on works from 1800 to the present, mainly by German artists. Of particular note is the estate of the important sculptor Emy Roeder, which includes not only numerous sculptures, but also drawings, prints and correspondence by the artist. In addition to her own works, the collection also included prints by her artist friends Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. With the large partial inheritance to the work of Hugo von Habermann, President of the Munich Secession from 1904-1925, important evidence of Art Nouveau art, especially of the Munich scene around 1900, can be found in the house. In addition, there are larger collections by Johann Adam Klein, Fritz Bamberger, Wilhelm Leibl, Ludwig von Gleichen-Russwurm, Max Slevogt, Joseph Oppenheimer and Hans Reichel.

Since the graphic works are very sensitive, they cannot be permanently exposed to light. After previous arrangement the sighting of certain sheets is gladly possible. In addition, there are always large special exhibitions of prints in the museum in the Kulturspeicher.

Kollwitz, K. Eltern mit Kind
Kollwitz, K. Eltern mit Kind
Kirchner, E. L. Bildnis Carl Sternheim 06619
Kirchner, E. L. Bildnis Carl Sternheim 06619
Dauthendey Max, Wasserfall von Amboina (Molukken), 1914, Aquarell und Bleistift, Foto: Andreas Bestle
Dauthendey Max, Wasserfall von Amboina (Molukken), 1914, Aquarell und Bleistift, Foto: Andreas Bestle
I.5. Corinth, Lovis, Charlotte  mit Sohn Thomas, 1905, 05742
I.5. Corinth, Lovis, Charlotte mit Sohn Thomas, 1905, 05742


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