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German Expressionist art, generally accepted as occurring during the first three decades of the twentieth century, was applied to a variety of media including dance, theater, architecture, film, music and painting. Early German Expressionist artists such as Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Erich Heckel, unlike the earlier German impressionists, weren't attempting to portray the objective reality of the world around them, but rather the subjective reality of the feelings brought out by their surroundings. Color and scale were typically distorted in German Expressionist paintings and compositions were often simplistic, employing thick paint, bold colors and free, loosely-applied brushstrokes.

You'll find an outstanding collection of German Expressionist prints for sale here at AffordableArt101, including well-known artists like Wassily Kandinsky, Max Beckmann, Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, co-founder of Die Brucke (1905-1913), an influential impressionist artist's group of the period. We have a great selection of well over 100 top-quality German Expressionist prints offered at the lowest possible prices.

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Erich Heckel Liegende original woodcut Erich Heckel "Liegende" original woodcut

Medium: original color woodcut. Catalogue reference: Dube 259 ii B. Printed in Germany in 1925 for the rare Ganymed "Das funfte Jahrbuch der Marees Gesellschaft", published in Munich by Marees-Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co. The woodcut was printed by Fritz Voigt, of Berlin. This is a good, dark impression on wove paper from the unsigned edition of 900 (the total edition was 1000, of which 100 were signed). The image measures 7 1/8 x 4 1/8 inches (180 x 105 mm) with full original margins. In fine condition.

This piece is in the permanent collection of MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art). An important German Expressionist print offered at an attractive price. Not signed.

$1,250.00
Edvard Munch original etching "Portrait Study" Edvard Munch original etching "Portrait Study"

Medium: original etching. "Portrait Study" is also known as "Head of a Man"; the catalogue reference is Schiefler 243. This etching was published in Berlin in 1917 by Paul Cassirer. Plate size: 4 5/8 x 3 3/8 inches (115 x 84 mm). Not signed. This is a nice impression on cream wove paper, and one of the few Edvard Munch original prints that is affordable.

Condition: there is some rippling and foxing in the margin.

$1,250.00
Wassily Kandinsky "Orientalisches" original color woodcut Wassily Kandinsky "Orientalisches" original color woodcut

Medium: original color woodcut. Catalogue reference Roethel 106. Published in Paris in 1938 for XXe Siecle (No. 3). Image size 4 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches (125 x 190 mm), with full original margins. A good impression that brings out the subtle colors of this composition. Not signed.

Condition: there are some minor handling creases to the edges of the sheet.

$1,250.00
Kathe Kollwitz "Begrüssung" original etching Kathe Kollwitz "Begrüssung" original etching

Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Klipstein 10. A very rich impression on cream wove paper of this Kollwitz etching, with plate tone. Plate size: 118 x 88mm (4 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches). With full original margins, the sheet measures 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (360 x 262mm). Not signed.

Please note: there have been later editions of this important Kollwitz print, but this is the original first edition, published in Germany by Pan (V-1; 1899-1900); edition of 1100. The Pan inscription is printed at the bottom of the sheet (which demonstrates the provenance).

$1,000.00
Erich Heckel "Manner am Strand" original woodcut Erich Heckel "Manner am Strand" original woodcut

Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference: Dube 319 II b. Printed in Germany in 1919 for Das Kestnerbuch, one of the most important collections of original prints published during the height of the German Expressionist movement. This woodcut was printed on cream wove paper. The image measures 7 x 5 1/4 inches (175 x 133mm); the total sheet measures 11 x 8 1/2 inches (280 x 220mm) with full original margins. Not signed. A rich, dark impression!

$1,000.00
Erich Heckel "Junges Madchen" original woodcut Erich Heckel "Junges Madchen" original woodcut

Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference Dube 264 IIIB. This striking woodcut was published in 1920 for Genius. Image size: 10 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches (258 x 170 mm), on wove paper with full margins. Signed in the block (not by hand). A richly inked impression!

Condition: there is minor waviness and age-toning to the margins.

This original Erich Heckel woodcut is from GENIUS: Zeitschrift für Werdende und Alte Kunst. This art and literary project only lasted three years, but had incredible influence on German art and culture between the Wars. Some of the important artists contributing original prints included: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Richard Seewald, Franz Marc, Erich Heckel, Frans Masereel, Max Kaus, Karl Hofer, Alexander Archipenko, and others. This was a major vehicle for the German Expressionists.

$1,000.00
Erich Heckel "Fruhlingslandschaft" original woodcut Erich Heckel "Fruhlingslandschaft" original woodcut

Medium: original woodcut. The English title is "Spring Landscape". Catalogue reference: Dube 225. This powerful German Expressionist woodcut was published in Weimar, Germany in 1918 for Das Kunstblatt. Printed on wove paper. The image measures 10 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches (260 x 210 mm); the total sheet measures 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches (285 x 217 mm). Not signed.

Condition: minor age-toning to the paper with a few handling creases near the edges.

$1,000.00
Wassily Kandinsky lithograph Watermelon Wassily Kandinsky lithograph "Watermelon"

Medium: lithograph (after the 1939 gouache). Printed on Arches paper with one deckle edge in a numbered edition of 300; this impression is 185/300. Printed c.1960. The image size is 11 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches (300 x 508 mm) and the full sheet measures 20 1/2 x 24 inches; the right and left margins are narrow, as issued. Signed in the plate, not by hand. Another impression of this same lithograph recently sold at auction for $1476 (Skinner, auction 3010B lot 88; May 19, 2017).

Condition: there is foxing and discoloration in the margins but the image is fresh and clean (see the second photo).

$850.00
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Franz Marc "Aus der Tierlegende" original woodcut Franz Marc "Aus der Tierlegende" original woodcut

(Legend of the Animals); Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference Lankheit 831-3. Published in 1919 for Genius. Image size: 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches (198 x 240mm). This is a very richly inked impression printed on wove paper. Signed in the plate (not by hand).

This print is from GENIUS: Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst, a deluxe art revue founded in 1919 in the aftermath of The First World War. Europe was devastated by the War, both physically and psychologically, and Expressionist art was attempting to create a new artistic idiom. From the first (and rarest) year of Genius; one does not see many original Franz Marc prints on the market.

$850.00
Lyonel Feininger "Rue St. Jacques" original woodcut Lyonel Feininger "Rue St. Jacques" original woodcut

Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference: Prasse 46 II. Printed in Germany in 1919 for Das Kestnerbuch, one of the most important collections of original prints published during the height of the German Expressionist movement. This woodcut was printed on cream wove paper. The image measures 5 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches (135 x 114mm); the total sheet measures 11 x 8 1/2 inches (280 x 220mm) with full original margins. Not signed. A rich, dark impression!

$850.00
Wassily Kandinsky "Motif aus Improvisation 25: The Garden of Love" original woodcut Wassily Kandinsky "Motif aus Improvisation 25: The Garden of Love" original woodcut

Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference Roethel 105. Published in Paris in 1938 for the rare XXe Siecle (issue No. 3). Image size 8 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches (217 x 220mm), with full original margins; the sheet size is 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (317 x 242 mm). Signed by Kandinsky in the block (not by hand).

Condition: there is discoloration in the left margin surrounding the pinholes from the publisher's original binding (see the second photo).

$800.00
Wassily Kandinsky "Reiterweg" original woodcut Wassily Kandinsky "Reiterweg" original woodcut

Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference Roethel 111. Published in Paris in 1938 for the rare XXe Siecle (issue No. 3). Image size 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches (165 x 213 mm), with full original margins. Signed by Kandinsky in the block (not by hand).

Condition: there are pinholes from the publisher's original binding along the left edge of the sheet, with some creasing and discoloration in the margins, as shown in the second photo.

$800.00
Lyonel Feininger "Dorf" original woodcut Lyonel Feininger "Dorf" original woodcut

Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference: Prasse 301. This impression was printed in Germany in 1920 as the frontispiece for Das Kunstblatt, published during the height of the German Expressionist movement. Printed on wove paper, the image measures 6 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches (173 x 200mm); the total sheet measures 8 x 10 3/4 inches (200 x 275mm). Not signed.

Condition: there are a few small tears (repaired) at the edge of the sheet -- away from and not affecting the image -- this can be matted over without prejudice to the composition.

$750.00
Alexander Kanoldt Klausen Tirol lithograph Genius Alexander Kanoldt original lithograph "Klausen in Tirol"

Medium: original lithograph. This striking lithograph was published in 1922 for Genius. The image size is 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (285 x 235 mm), printed on wove paper. This original Alexander Kanoldt lithograph is from GENIUS: Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst. This art and literary project only lasted three years, but had incredible influence on German art and culture between the Wars. Some of the important artists contributing original prints included: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Richard Seewald, Franz Marc, Erich Heckel, Frans Masereel, Max Kaus, Karl Hofer, Alexander Archipenko, and others. This was a major vehicle for the German Expressionists. Not signed.

Condition: there are a few small spots of foxing in margin, as shown in the second photo.

$700.00
Rudolf Grossmann Gypsy Wagon signed original etching Rudolf Grossmann "Zigeunerwagen" signed original etching

Gypsy Wagon
Medium: original etching. Signed in pencil by Rudolf Grossmann and printed in Germany in 1922 for the very rare "Die zweite Ganymed-Mappe" portfolio of "Das vierte Jahrbuch der Marees Gesellschaft", published in Munich by Marees-Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co. This impression is one of the deluxe signed edition of 300 printed on cream wove paper. The plate measures 6 5/8 x 5 inches (167 x 127 mm); a fine impression with full original margins.

$600.00
Lovis Corinth original etching "Umarmung" Lovis Corinth original etching "Umarmung"

Medium: original etching and drypoint. The English translation of the German title is "The Hug". Published in Leipzig, Germany by Zeitschrift fur bildende Kunst in 1915. The plate measures 7 x 6 1/4 inches (180 x 160 mm). This is a very rich, dark impression on heavy wove paper. Not signed.

$500.00
Ludwig Meidner "Bildnis" original lithograph Ludwig Meidner "Bildnis" original lithograph

Portrait
Medium: original lithograph. This is a good impression on wove paper issued in 1920 in an edition of 500 for Deutsche Graphiker der Gegenwart (German Printmakers of Today) published by Kurt Pfister in Leipzig, Germany. The total sheet measures 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (315 x 235 mm). Signed by Ludwig Meidner in the stone (not by hand).

$500.00
Max Klinger original etching "Die Fakultaten" Sisyphus Max Klinger original etching "Die Fakultaten" Sisyphus

Medium: original etching and aquatint. Published in Leipzig, Germany by Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst in 1914. The plate measures 9 3/4 x 6 5/8 inches (245 x 168 mm). A fine, dark impression on heavy wove paper. Not signed.

$500.00
Richard Seewald Composanto signed original woodcut Richard Seewald "Aus dem Composanto" signed original woodcut

Medium: original woodcut. The inscription on the banner translates to "Come Sweet Death". Signed in pencil by Richard Seewald and printed in Germany in 1922 for the very rare "Die zweite Ganymed-Mappe" portfolio of "Das vierte Jahrbuch der Marees Gesellschaft", published in Munich by Marees-Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co. This impression is one of the deluxe signed edition of 300 printed on laid paper. The image measures 5 1/2 x 7 inches (140 x 175 mm); a fine impression with full original margins.

$500.00
Max Klinger original etching Die Quelle Max Klinger original etching "Die Quelle"

Medium: original etching and aquatint. Catalogue reference: Singer 325. Published in Vienna by Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst in 1896. The plate measures 6 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches (155 x 120 mm); the total sheet is 10 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (165 x 142 mm). A fine impression printed on wove paper. Not signed.

Condition: there is minor creasing; also, the margins have been trimmed and there is foxing in the margins, not affecting the etching.

$450.00
Lovis Corinth original etching "Der Heilige Georg" Lovis Corinth original etching "Der Heilige Georg" Saint George

Medium: original etching and drypoint. Printed on cream wove paper and published in Leipzig, Germany by Zeitschrift fur bildende Kunst in 1916/17. Their inscription is printed at the bottom of the sheet, which demonstrates the provenance. The plate measures 10 1/8 x 5 inches (258 x 125 mm). This piece is in the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Museum, of New York. A nice, rich impression. Not signed.

$450.00
Max Liebermann original etching Badende Jungen Max Liebermann original etching "Badende Jungen"

Medium: original etching and drypoint. Also called "Badende Knaben". The catalogue reference is Schliefler 43. Published in Vienna by Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst in 1896. The plate measures 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches (233 x 295 mm). A fine, dark impression printed on wove paper with full original margins. Not signed.

$400.00
Ernst Barlach "Blessed are the Merciful" lithograph Ernst Barlach "Selig sind die Barmherzigen" lithograph

Blessed are the Merciful
Medium: lithograph. Published in Berlin in 1916 by Paul Cassirer for Der Bildermann. Printed on wove paper, there is another lithograph and text on back, as issued. The image measures 10 x 8 1/2 inches (255 x 215 mm) not including margins. Signed by Ernst Barlach in the stone (not by hand). This lithograph is in the permanent collection of MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) in New York.

$400.00
Ernst Barlach "Der Mude" lithograph Ernst Barlach "Der Mude" lithograph

The Weary One
Medium: lithograph. Published in Berlin in 1916 by Paul Cassirer for Der Bildermann. Printed on wove paper, there is another lithograph on back, as issued. The image measures 11 9/16 x 8 9/16 inches (293 x 217 mm) with full original margins. Signed by Ernst Barlach in the stone (not by hand). This lithograph is in the permanent collection of MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) in New York.

$400.00
Heinrich Campendonck Die Bettler original woodcut Heinrich Campendonck "Die Bettler (nach Bruegel)" original woodcut

Medium: original woodcut. Executed by Heinrich Campendonck, this scene is after a painting by Pieter Bruegel. Printed in Germany in 1922 for the rare Ganymed portfolio of "Das vierte Jahrbuch der Marees Gesellschaft", published in Munich by Marees-Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co. This impression was printed by Wolf & Sohn and is from the unsigned edition printed on watermarked wove paper. The image measures 5 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches (140 x 170 mm); in fine condition with full original margins. Not signed.

$400.00
Peter Trumm Coriolanus and his Mother signed original woodcut Peter Trumm "Coriolan und seine Mutter" signed original woodcut

Coriolanus and his Mother
Medium: original woodcut. Signed in pencil by Peter Trumm and printed in Germany in 1922 for the very rare "Die zweite Ganymed-Mappe" portfolio of "Das vierte Jahrbuch der Marees Gesellschaft", published in Munich by Marees-Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co. This impression is one of the deluxe signed edition of 300 printed on thin japon paper. The image measures 9 5/8 x 12 1/2 inches (245 x 315 mm); a fine impression with full original margins.

Condition: some minor foxing.

$400.00
Richard Seewald "Der Hirte" original woodcut Richard Seewald "Der Hirte" original woodcut

(The Herdsman);

Medium: original color woodcut. Catalogue reference JH 771. Published in 1919 for Genius. Image size: 9 1/2 x 7 inches (240 x 178mm), on wove paper with full margins.
This print is from GENIUS: Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst, a deluxe art revue founded in 1919 in the aftermath of The First World War. Europe was devastated by the War, both physically and psychologically, and Expressionist art was attempting to create a new artistic idiom, and Richard Seewald was an important member of this movement. This is a good impression from the first (and rarest) year of Genius. Not signed.

$400.00
Alexander Archipenko original lithograph "Figürliche Komposition" Alexander Archipenko original lithograph "Figurliche Komposition"

Medium: original lithograph. This striking composition was published in 1921 for Genius. Sheet size: 13 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches (340 x 250 mm) on wove paper. This original Archipenko print is from GENIUS: Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst. This art and literary project only lasted three years, but had incredible influence on German art and culture between the Wars. Some of the important artists contributing original prints included: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel, Frans Masereel, Max Kaus, Karl Hofer, Alexander Archipenko, and others. It was a major vehicle for the German Expressionists. Not signed.

Condition: the sheet has been trimmed, not affecting the composition.

$400.00
Frans Masereel woodcut Business Man Genius Frans Masereel original woodcut "Business Man"

Medium: original woodcut. This striking lithograph was published in 1922 for Genius. The image size is 8 x 6 1/2 inches (205 x 164 mm), printed on wove paper. This original Frans Masereel woodcut is from GENIUS: Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst. This art and literary project only lasted three years, but had incredible influence on German art and culture between the Wars. Some of the important artists contributing original prints included: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Richard Seewald, Franz Marc, Erich Heckel, Frans Masereel, Max Kaus, Carl Hofer, Alexander Archipenko, and others. This was a major vehicle for the German Expressionists. Not signed.

Condition: there is some creasing and discoloration, mostly in the margins, as shown in the second photo.

$350.00
Carl Hofer lithograph Das Nest Genius Carl Hofer original lithograph "Das Nest"

Medium: original lithograph. This striking lithograph was published in 1922 for Genius. The image size is 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (285 x 235 mm), printed on wove paper. This original Carl Hofer lithograph is from GENIUS: Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst. This art and literary project only lasted three years, but had incredible influence on German art and culture between the Wars. Some of the important artists contributing original prints included: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Richard Seewald, Franz Marc, Erich Heckel, Frans Masereel, Max Kaus, Carl Hofer, Alexander Archipenko, and others. This was a major vehicle for the German Expressionists. Not signed.

Condition: there is minor foxing.

$350.00
Lovis Corinth original etching "Der Ritter" Lovis Corinth original etching "Der Ritter"

Medium: original etching. Published in Leipzig, Germany by Zeitschrift fur bildende Kunst in 1914/15. Their inscription is printed at the bottom of the sheet, which demonstrates the provenance. The plate measures 5 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches (143 x 105 mm); with full original margins. Not signed.

$350.00
Carl Hofer original lithograph "Javanische Tanzerin" Carl Hofer original lithograph "Javanische Tanzerin"

Javanese Dancer
Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Rathenau 169. Printed in Germany in 1921 for the rare Ganymed portfolio of "Das dritte Jahrbuch der Marees Gesellschaft", published in Munich by Marees-Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co. The lithograph was printed by Franz Hanfstaengl, of Munich. The image measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (215 x 140 mm) with good margins. The artist Carl Hofer is also known as Karl Hofer. Signed in the stone, not hand-signed.

$350.00
Lovis Corinth original lithograph "Weiblicher Halbakt" Lovis Corinth original lithograph "Weiblicher Halbakt"

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Schwarz L 419. This original lithograph was executed by Lovis Corinth for "Gesammelte Schriften", published in Germany in 1920. The image size is 7 3/4 x 6 inches (195 x 155 mm) and the total sheet measures 11 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches (283 x 210 mm). This is a nice impression on thin laid paper. Not signed (the lithograph is titled in the plate "v. Habermann", probably referring to the model).

$350.00
Felix Meseck Landschaft mit Ziegen signed original etching Felix Meseck "Landschaft mit Ziegen" signed original etching

Landscape with Goats
Medium: original etching and drypoint. Signed in pencil by Felix Meseck and printed in Germany in 1922 for the very rare "Die zweite Ganymed-Mappe" portfolio of "Das vierte Jahrbuch der Marees Gesellschaft", published in Munich by Marees-Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co. This impression is one of the deluxe signed edition of 300 printed on cream wove paper. The plate measures 7 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches (197 x 140 mm); a fine impression with full original margins.

$350.00
Franz Hecht Heiligen Franz signed original woodcut Franz Hecht "Aus Dem Leben Des Heiligen Franz (nach Taddeo Gaddi)" signed original woodcut

"From the life of Saint Francis"
Medium: original woodcut. Signed in pencil by Franz Hecht, this scene is after a painting by the Italian Early Renaissance painter Taddeo Gaddi. Printed in Germany in 1922 for the very rare "Die zweite Ganymed-Mappe" portfolio of "Das vierte Jahrbuch der Marees Gesellschaft", published in Munich by Marees-Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co. This impression is one of the deluxe signed edition of 300 printed on thin japon paper. The image measures 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches (173 x 138 mm); a fine impression with full original margins.

$350.00
Wassily Kandinsky lithograph for XXe Siecle Wassily Kandinsky lithograph for XXe Siecle

Medium: lithograph (after the drawing). Printed in 1957 for XXe Siecle(issue number 8) and published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Sheet size: 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 243 mm). Signed in the plate, not by hand.

Condition: there is a bump to one corner of the sheet.

$300.00
Rudolf Schlichter original lithograph Tanz Dance Rudolf Schlichter original lithograph "Tanz"

Medium: original lithograph. The title means "Dance". Printed in 1920 on a light brown tinted wove paper for the German Expressionist art revue Das Kunstblatt, published in Berlin by Verlag Gustav Kiepenheuer. The total sheet measures 10 3/4 x 8 inches (275 x 200 mm). An impression of this same original print can be found in the permanent collection of MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) in New York. Not signed.

Condition: there is some wear to the paper (most notably along the right edge of the sheet). No margins.

$300.00
Ernst Barlach "Gruppe in Sturm" original woodcut Ernst Barlach "Gruppe in Sturm" original woodcut

Group in a Storm
Medium: original woodcut. This is a richly inked, dark impression on wove paper issued in 1920 in an edition of 500 for Deutsche Graphiker der Gegenwart (German Printmakers of Today) published by Kurt Pfister in Leipzig, Germany. The image measures 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches (170 x 122 mm) with full original margins. Signed by Ernst Barlach in the block (not by hand).

$300.00
Lovis Corinth original etching "Mutter und Kind" Lovis Corinth original etching "Mutter und Kind"

Medium: original soft ground etching. Published in Leipzig, Germany by Zeitschrift fur bildende Kunst in 1911. Their inscription is printed at the bottom of the sheet, which demonstrates the provenance. The plate measures 8 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches (210 x 145 mm); with full original margins. Not signed.

Condition: there is some foxing (mostly to the margins).

$300.00
Rudolf Grossmann original etching | Gypsy Wagon Rudolf Grossmann original etching ""Zigeunerwagen" Gypsy Wagon

Medium: original etching and drypoint. Published in Berlin by Bruno Cassirer in 1910 for Kunst und Kunstler. This impression is printed on watermarked laid paper; the plate measures 4 7/8 x 6 1/4 inches (122 x 158 mm). Not signed.

$300.00