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Article ID DKM0827




Contemporaries woodcut by Franz M. Jansen, he was an important representative of modern art and German Expressionism.


ca. 1922


Jansen (1885-1958)

Franz M. Jansen (1885-1958) was a German painter and graphic artist. He was an important representative of modern art and German Expressionism. Franz M. Jansen maintained close contact with other painters like Carlo Mense and writers like Hermann Hesse. In 1919 he moved to Winterscheid in the Siegkreis, in 1920 he lived in Hamburg for some time. Because of his writings on Expressionism, which were created in the early 1920s, and his woodcuts (especially in the magazine Die Aktion), 157 of Jansen's works were confiscated as "degenerate art". Jansen was not banned from painting, but at the large “Degenerate Art” exhibition in Munich (July 19 - November 30, 1937) one of his woodcuts from the holdings of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum was shown in a display case. In the following years, however, Jansen was able to be seen again with regime-conform art at the exhibitions Kraft durch Joy in the Hamburg Kunsthalle (1938) and Aus dem Deutschen Westen in Cologne (1939). From 1928 to 1930, Jansen's works were shown at the selection exhibitions of German graphics in Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago and Buenos Aires. In 1934 Jansen moved to Büchel, where he lived and worked until his death.

Dimensions (cm)21 x 15 cm
ConditionPerfect condition


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