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Summer's Day (verso)

Max Pechstein, (1881–1955)

Creation date: 1911-1912

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Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift from the Estate of Vance E. Kondon and Liesbeth Giesberger.
Accession Number: 2011.126.b
Dimensions: 35 1/2 in. x 35 1/4 in. (90.17 cm x 89.54 cm)
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AF, 2021

This composition was created on the verso of another painting (pictured below), the same year the artist was expelled from Die Brucke (The Bridge) for submitting paintings to the Berlin Secession, against their group-only policy. Shortly afterward Pechstein, inspired by Oceanic art, made a trip to the South Pacific islands of Palau, only to be interned there by Japan at the outbreak of World War I. Returned to Germany in 1915, he was drafted and sent to the Battle of the Somme, where more than one million lives were lost.

Last Updated: 5/12/2021


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Early 20th Century German Art from the Vance E. Kondon Collection , 1/28/1984 - 3/11/1984

The Human Beast San Diego Museum of Art , 7/21/2012 - 11/11/2012


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Mr. Steven L. Brezzo and Ida Katherine Rigby. Early 20th Century German Art from the Vance E. Kondon Collection San Diego Museum of Art.
Page Number: 12, Figure Number: Cover


Title, Upper right, writing is wrapped under stretcher frame: illegible

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