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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Max Beckmann, German (Leipzig, Germany 1884 - 1950 New York, N.Y., USA)
Souvenir of Chicago
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Souvenir de Chikago
Work Type
Creation Place: Europe, Germany
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
108.6 x 78.1 cm (42 3/4 x 30 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Beckmann St. L., Signed Date: 48
Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., From the artist?, 1948, Gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1955.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Benno Reifenberg and Wilhelm Hausenstein, Max Beckmann, R. Piper (Munich, Germany, 1949), no. 639

Max Beckmann, Recent Work, exh. cat., Buchholz Gallery (New York, NY, 1949), no. 11

Max Beckmann, Tagebücher 1940-1950, A. Langen-G. Müller (Munich, Germany, 1955)

Charles Scott Chetham, Modern Painting, Drawing & Sculpture: Collected by Louise and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1957), pp. 13-15, fig. 37, ill. (b/w) plate section

Art to Hear: Beckmann and America, Hatje Cantz Verlag (Ostfildern, Germany, 2011), p. 26, fig. 13, ill. (color)

Jutta Schutt, ed., Beckmann and America, exh. cat., Städel Museum and Hatje Cantz (Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2011), pp. 23, 63-64, 176-179, ill.

Exhibition History

Max Beckmann, Recent Work, Buchholz Gallery, New York, 10/18/1949 - 11/05/1949

A Tribute to Curt Valentin, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 01/14/1955 - 02/14/1955

Unidentified Exhibition, Washington University Gallery of Art, 1961, Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, 01/01/1961 - 12/31/1961

Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/15/1980 - 09/01/1980; Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980

Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983; Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983

Hinter der Buhne (Backstage): Max Beckmann 1950, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, 07/20/1990 - 09/19/1990; Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/10/1990 - 01/13/1991

Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000

Max Beckmann - Fernand Leger: Surprising Confrontations, Museum Ludwig, Köln, 05/20/2005 - 08/28/2005

Max Beckmann and America, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, 10/07/2011 - 01/08/2012

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