New Treasures at the MKdW From Max Liebermann to Jochen Hein

27. December 2020 to 12. September 2021

In recent years, the Museum Kunst der Westküste has been able to add major new works to its collection. Its focus on painting and prints created under the general subject of “sea and seaside” in the period from 1830 until 1930 in the four countries of Norway, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands has allowed it to build a unique and, at the same time, very homogeneous collection. From the outset, another focus has been on contemporary art beholden to the same range of subjects.
Accordingly, the collection of the museum also includes photographic works, object art, paintings, prints and video art. 

 

In the five-year period from 2015 until 2019, more than two hundred works could be added to the collection, including paintings, oil sketches, drawings and prints by Max Liebermann as well as works by protagonists of the Skagen artists’ colony like Michael Ancher and Christian Krohg.

 

The two major North Frisian artists Hans Peter Feddersen and Carl Ludwig Jessen are also given high priority, as they are painters from elsewhere who came to Föhr and discovered a new world of subjects for themselves, like Ludwig Dettmann and Otto H. Engel. In the field of contemporary art, strikingly large-scale works such as the monumental painting Nordseetriptychon (North Sea Triptych) by Jochen Hein found their way into the collection.

 

All selected works offer impressive evidence that the subject of the “sea” is inexhaustible and continues to be topical.

 

Michael Ancher
Der ertrunkene Fischer, 1895
Michael Ancher
Der ertrunkene Fischer, 1895

Öl auf Leinwand, 56 x 70 cm

Museum Kunst der Westküste, Foto: Lukas Spörl

Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer
Elegante Damen am Scheveninger Strand, 1871
Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer
Elegante Damen am Scheveninger Strand, 1871

Öl auf Holzfaserplatte, 15,5 × 24 cm
© Foto: Kunsthandel Simonis & Buunk, Ede, The Netherlands

Max Liebermann
An der See – Strandbild, 1911
Max Liebermann
An der See – Strandbild, 1911

Öl auf Leinwand, 63 x 74,5 cm, 

Museum Kunst der Westküste, Dauerleihgabe aus Privatbesitz

Floris Arntzenius
Badegäste am Scheveninger Strand, n. d.
Floris Arntzenius
Badegäste am Scheveninger Strand, n. d.

Öl auf Leinwand, auf Holz aufgezogen, 31,6 x 51,5 cm
Museum Kunst der Westküste, Foto: Lukas Spörl

Otto Heinrich Engel
Friesenhaus in der Nachmittagssonne, 1904
Otto Heinrich Engel
Friesenhaus in der Nachmittagssonne, 1904

Öl auf Leinwand, 39 x 50 cm
Museum Kunst der Westküste, Foto: Lukas Spörl

Erich Heckel
Meerlandschaft bei Ostende, 1917
Erich Heckel
Meerlandschaft bei Ostende, 1917

Tempera auf Leinwand, 41,3 x 52 cm
Museum Kunst der Westküste, Foto: Lukas Spörl

Jochen Hein
Kochende See, 2020
Jochen Hein
Kochende See, 2020

Acryl auf Leinwand, 200 x 300 cm
© Courtesy of the artist

Mila Teshaieva
Elisabeth/Zweifel, 2014
Mila Teshaieva
Elisabeth/Zweifel, 2014

Baryta Art Print, 84 x 105 cm
Museum Kunst der Westküste