Overview Otto Mueller, Russisches Mädchenpaar / Schwestern / Zwei Schwestern / Geschwister, 1919
Russisches Mädchenpaar / Schwestern / Zwei Schwestern / Geschwister
distemper on burlap, on wood mounted ; 1919 ; 91 x 71 cm ; 35 2/3 x 28 "
Signed with the initials "O.M."
Oil on canvas mounted on plywood

ca. 1918

90.5 x 71 cm | 35 2/3 x 28 in

Signed with the initials "O.M."



Catalogue raisonné by Lüttichau/Pirsig 2003 file 191



Provenance:

Städtisches Museum, Stettin, 1928; 1937 confiscated as "degenerate", Nazi-no. 7581;

Buchholz Gallery, Curt Valentin, New York; Morton D. May Collection (acquired 1951)



Literature:

Gabriele Werthmann (ed.), Otto Mueller. Zwei weibliche Halbakte", Berlin

2001 (= Patrimonia. Kulturstiftung der Länder, no. 191), p. 13; Dietmar Elger,

"Expressionismus. Eine deutsche Kunstrevolution", Cologne 1991, p. 92; Horst Jähner,

"Otto Mueller. Maler und Werk", Dresden 1974, no. 5; Georg Syamken, "Deutsche

Expressionisten aus der Sammlung Morton D. May, St. Louis, USA", exh.cat. Richard

Kaselowsky-Haus, Kunsthalle der Stadt Bielefeld, Bielefeld 1968, no. 64; Lothar-Günther

Buchheim, "Otto Mueller", Feldafing 1968, cover (detail); Lothar-Günther Buchheim,

"Otto Mueller. Leben und Werk", Feldafing 1963, p. 239; Ralph Colin/Will Grohmann,

"Artist and Maecenas. A Tribute to Curt Valentin", exh.cat. Marlborough-Gerson Gallery,

New York 1963, no. 267; Maurice B. McNamee,"Paintings from the collection of Mr. and

Mrs. Morton D. May", exh.cat. St. Louis University Libraries, St. Louis/Missouri 1960, no.

10/11; Otto Karl Bach, "German Expressionist Paintings from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs.

Morton D. May", exh.cat. Denver Art Museum, Denver/Colorado 1960, no. 12; Milwaukee

Art Institute (ed.), "German Expressionism", exh.cat., Milwaukee/Wisconsin 1954, no.

33; Saint Louis Art Museum (ed.), "St. Louis Collects", exh.cat., St. Louis/Missouri 1952,

no. 68; Curt Valentin Gallery (ed.), "Lehmbruck and his Contemporaries", exh.cat., New

York 1951, no. 39; The Arts Club of Chicago (ed.), "German Expressionists and Max

Beckmann from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Morton D. May", exh.cat., Chicago 1951,

no. 18; Schlesisches Museum der bildenden Künste (ed.), "Gedächtnisausstellung. Otto

Mueller 1974-1930", exh.cat., Breslau 1931, no. 24; B. A. Aust, "Otto Mueller. Eine

Monographie in Bildern", vol. I, Breslau 1925 (unveröffentlicht), p. 18; Karl Scheffler,

"Otto Mueller", in: Kunst und Künstler. Illustrierte Monatsschrift für bildende Kunst und

Kunstgewerbe 17.9 (1919), p. 349-356, ill. p. 355 , no. 25



Exhibited:

Richard Kaselowsky-Haus, Kunsthalle der Stadt Bielefeld/Wallraf-Richartz-

Museum/Museum Folkwang (et al.), "Deutsche Expressionisten aus der Sammlung

Morton D. May, St. Louis, USA", Bielefeld/Cologne/Essen (et al.) 1968-69; Pius XII

Memorial Library, "Paintings from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Morton D. May", St. Louis

University, St. Louis/Missouri 1960; The Denver Art Museum (et al.), "German

Expressionist Paintings from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Morton D. May", Denver (et al.)

1960-62; Saint Louis Art Museum, "St. Louis Collects", St. Louis/Missouri 1952; The Arts

Club of Chicago, "German Expressionists and Max Beckmann from the Collection of Mr.

and Mrs. Morton D. May", Chicago 1951; Schlesisches Museum der bildenden Künste,

"Gedächtnisausstellung. Otto Mueller 1974-1930", Breslau 1931; Paul Cassirer, "Otto

Mueller", exh.cat., Berlin 1919
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