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Wilhelm Lehmbruck

Lehmbruck, Wilhelm (vĭlˈhĕlm lāmˈbrŏk) [key], 1881–1919, German sculptor. He studied at Düsseldorf and went to Paris in 1910. Influenced at first by Rodin, Brancusi, and Maillol, he later arrived at his own highly individual style. His large, elongated figures express a dramatic poignancy. Woman Kneeling (Mus. of Modern Art, New York City) is generally regarded as his best work. Lehmbruck committed suicide in Berlin at the age of 38.

See study by W. Hofmann (1958).

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