The Block Collects: Lovis Corinth

April 12 - June 18, 2017

This grouping of late self-portraits by Lovis Corinth (German, 1858‒1925) from the Block Museum collection shows an artist intensely examining or perhaps even resisting his own mortality. Corinth was among the best-known artists working in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Germany and an influential member of the Berlin Secession, a group of artists formed to challenge the official artists’ association. This collection focus is curated by Curatorial Assistant Linnea Hodge (WCAS, Art History 2017)

Image: Lovis Corinth, Self-Portrait while Etching (Selbstbildnis radierend) [detail], from the series The Tiergarten (Der Tiergarten), 1920–21, Drypoint, Collection of Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 1999.21.12, Gift of James and Pamela Elesh