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Three Nudes in the Forest

A work made of gouache and black crayon on yellow wove paper.

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  • A work made of gouache and black crayon on yellow wove paper.




Max Pechstein
German, 1881–1955

About this artwork

As a member of the Brücke (Bridge) artist’s society Max Pechstein often vacationed with the group in the German countryside. In the summer of 1911, he joined the group in the remote fishing village of Nida (in present-day Lithuania) on the Baltic Sea. Away from the confines of the city Brücke artists celebrated a return to nature by bathing in the nude outdoors. Here, three nude women are depicted in an idyllic setting. Pechstein’s pitched red tent is visible in the background.


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Max Pechstein


Three Nudes in the Forest


Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1911


Gouache and black crayon on yellow wove paper


Signed and dated recto, lower right, in pen and black ink: "Pechstein/1911"; inscribed recto, lower left, in graphite: "57"; verso, lower left, in graphite: "k 56 H"


43.1 × 55.4 cm (17 × 21 13/16 in.)

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Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

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