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Description - Max Mannheimer: The Marriage of Colours by Gottfried Knapp

Max Mannheimer (* 1920) survived the Holocaust as a Jew in a concentration camp. His moving life history has been published in several books in different languages. However, few people are aware of his paintings, which were created under his Hebrew name "ben jakov". This volume assembles a selection of 70 of his works. Max Mannheimer's oeuvre follows his poetic motto "I marry colours". Starting from a completely independent artistic position, since 1955 he has demonstrated tremendous pleasure in experimentation and has created a total of more than one thousand works. His dynamic abstract paintings and drawings are signed "ben jakov" (Son of Jakob) in memory of his father, who was killed in concentration camp. They bear witness to the horror as well as the joy of an eventful life. Together with an introductory essay by Gottfried Knapp, the publication provides for the first time an overview of the paintings of Ma x Mannheimer which have been created away from the public eye

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783777426372
ISBN-10: 3777426377
Format: Hardback
(300mm x 245mm x 19mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Hirmer Verlag
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2016
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Gottfried Knapp

Gottfried Knapp is a critic of art and architecture at the Suddeutsche Zeitung and a member of the Bayerische Akademie der Schonen Kunste. He is author and editor of several books, including Christina von Bitter: The Skin of Things and Franz Mayer of Munich, both also published by Hirmer Publishers.

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