Art: An Artist for All Ages

Hans von Marees was one of the greatest German artists of his day, but neither in his lifetime nor in the 75 years since his death has the German public got to know him well. Other artists have long admired him; but the very fame of these admirers—men like Emil Nolde, Franz Marc and Max Beckmann—tended to dim his own. Last week the Bremen Kunsthalle was showing an exquisite exhibition of 116 drawings by the artist that Die Zeit calls "the dusty giant of the 19th century," and the story was still the same. The critics raved, but the general...

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