Fischer am Strand bei der Arbeit. 1951. Watercolor. Signed and dated in lower left. Verso also signed and dated "9.6.54" as well as inscribed with a dedication from the artist. On wove paper. 50.6 x 65.5 cm (19.9 x 25.7 in), the full sheet. [CH].
• Large landscape watercolor with a painting-like effect. • Harmonious composition with a color intensive warm-cold-contrast and a fascinating combination of vast landscape and dynamic figures • Characteristic maritime subject. • The artist spent many summers on his beloved Baltic Sea.
We are grateful to Mr Alexander Pechstein, Max Pechstein Urheberrechtsgemeinschaft, for his kind expert advice.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Iris Wazzau, Davos (with the gallery's label on the frame). Private collection Berlin (from 2000). Private collection Berlin (acquired from aforementioned).
LITERATURE: Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, 634th auction, Modern Art, December 8, 1988, lot no. 796 (with black-and-white illu. on plate 75) Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, 350th auction, Modern Art, June 9, 2000, lot no. 1752 (with color illu.). "I made drawings and paintings of the dunes, the sea, the wave lines, the crests, the spray, the fishermen steming against the elements, trudging along the beach, mending their nets and their woman and girls bathing, the barges pulled ashore, their steep masts, the clouds and the storm. My art and the work as a fisherman's hand and the joy that comes with both are inseparable." Hermann Max Pechstein, quote from: Pechstein, Erinnerungen 1960, p. 37, in: Peter Thurmann, Max Pechstein. Ein Expressionist aus Leidenschaft. Retrospektive, p. 21, 2010.