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The Art of Wilhelm Lehmbruck

May 21 – August 13, 1972
Ground Floor, Central Gallery, G-7, G-8 (4,700 sq. ft.)

Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Seated Youth, 1917, composite tinted plaster, Andrew W. Mellon Fund, 1974.49.1

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

Overview: 130 works were shown: 55 sculptures, including 50 from the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, Germany, 7 paintings, 30 drawings, 34 etchings, and 4 lithographs. This was the first significant exhibition of work by Lehmbruck since the Aristide Maillol-Wilhelm Lehmbruck exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1930. It was organized by Reinhold Heller of the University of Pittsburgh, with the cooperation of the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg and the artist's sons, Guido and Manfred Lehmbruck.

Organization: Douglas Lewis, curator of sculpture, was the coordinator at the National Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel designed the exhibition for the National Gallery.

Attendance: 179,090

Catalog: The Art of Wilhelm Lehmbruck, by Reinhold Heller. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1972.

Other Venues: University of California, Los Angeles, September 20–October 31, 1972
San Francisco Museum of Art, November 15–December 31, 1972
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, January 31–March 15, 1973

Lehmbruck, Wilhelm
German, 1881 - 1919