was founded in 1977. Alice Adam is a private dealer specializing
in significant German Expressionist prints and drawings.
More than forty years of experience in this field have
established Ms. Adam as an authority on the artists,
as well as the various movements that define this period
of German art.
The Brücke, or the "Bridge", was the very early and
highly important group of young artists who worked together
in Germany during the years 19051912. Among those
included in the Brücke were Ernst Ludwig Kirchner,
Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Emil Nolde, etc.
These artists produced the intense body of work that was
to so drastically alter the direction of twentieth-century
Following shortly after the Brücke came the wave
of Independent Expressionists, who worked simultaneously
from approximately 19141930. The artists from that
group whose work is of greatest consequence are Max Beckmann,
George Grosz and Otto Dix. Their artistic efforts from
this period offer some of the most forceful and visually
effective stabs against the prevalent socio-political
conflicts and injustices of the time.
In the 1920's the theories and style of the Bauhaus, Constructivist,
and Dada movements ran parallel, often converging. Artists
such as Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee,
El Lissitzky, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer and
Kurt Schwitters, all participated in and contributed significantly
to the radical thought and method that ultimately defined
the above artistic schools.
Further areas of interest include the Austrian Expressionists,
namely Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and Oskar Kokoschka,
in addition to artists whose work served to influence
the early period of Expressionism, such as James Ensor,
Paul Gauguin, and Edvard Munch.
We serve major museums and serious private collectors
throughout the world. It is our aim to find and make available
the rare and historically important works by the above
artists, all of whom are acknowledged masters, having
created some of the most significant art in twentieth-century
Europe. Our inventory is extensive and we welcome inquiries.