Monday, March 4, 2024


The German Expressionist Max Beckmann was a star of his nation's art world a century ago. Along with that of many others, his work was condemned as degenerate by the Nazis. He went first to Amsterdam and then, in 1947, accepted a position at Washington University here. He developed a relationship with the retail magnate, art collector and philanthropist Morton May. One large room of our art museum is devoted to his work. This floral arrangement represents the painting on the left. The one on the right is a self portrait.             


Stefan Jansson said...

A colorful scene here. Berlin in the 1920s, must have been a unique time and place.

Barbara Rogers said...

Wonderful bouquet!