About the Artist
Max Klinger's art foreshadowed several major movements of the early 20th century. Emerging at the height of the symbolist movement, his specific explorations of dream and the subconscious, particularly in the celebrated "Glove" suite, make him an important forerunner of surrealism. The starkness of his images in the two "Death" suites (Vom Tode I & II), moreover, was certainly not lost on Munch and other expressionists, among whom Kollwitz reveals the closest affinity for the broad range of his social and political themes.
Richard Müller was also greatly indebted to Klinger, who guided him in his first etchings just before the turn of the century.
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