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A Collection of Contemporary German Prints

November 9, 1955 – January 4, 1956
Ground Floor, Central Gallery

Erich Heckel, Eccentric Clown (Excentric-Clown), 1948, lithograph, Gift of the German People, 1955.5.22

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: The 64 modern German prints in this exhibition were a gift to the American people from the people of the Federal Republic of Germany. The money for this purchase was raised by thousands of Germans, as an expression of gratitude for the help that many had received from the United States after World War II.