Heinrich Campendonk, 'Large Head with Spread Out Hand'

Heinrich Campendonk, 'Large Head with Spread Out Hand'

Heinrich Campendonk (1889-1957)
'Large Head with Spread Out Hand'
1921
Woodcut hand-coloured with watercolour
Museum no. Circ.108-1964

Heinrich Campendonk was a German printmaker and stained glass artist. After World War One sources such as African art, Egyptian shadow play figures and Russian folk prints all provided sources of inspiration for his woodcuts. In this hand-coloured print the contrast of the almost luminous colours with the strong black outlines recalls Campendonk's interest in stained glass.

This print can be found in Prints and Drawings Study Room box EDUC 9A.