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Hans Purrmann and the art historian couple Barbara and Erhard Göpel. Letters 1954-1966

Felix Billeter and Julie Kennedy (eds.)
Expected publication 2025
The special significance of the correspondence between Hans Purrmann and the art historian couple Barbara and Erhard Göpel lies in the book Life and Opinions of the Painter Hans Purrmann, which they published in 1961 and which remains authoritative to this day, an extensive collection of sources with writings and letters by Hans Purrmann, the genesis of which can be traced on the basis of the correspondence to be edited.

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Friends of the modern age. Karl Schmidt-Rottluff – Emy Roeder – Hans Purrmann

Museum Purrmann-Haus Speyer
September 30, 2023 – April 1, 2024

Friendship is one of the great themes of humanity. Especially in the first half of the 20th century, which was characterized by historical and social upheaval, friendship became an existential value in society.
The special exhibition “Friends of Modernism” at the Museum Purrmann-Haus in Speyer not only shows numerous great works by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884-1976), Emy Roeder (1890-1971) and Hans Purrmann (1880-1966), but also tells stories of different lives, contemporary events and true friendship.
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