New York: Taplinger, 1983. 1st US Edition. Quarto, publisher's red cloth over grey paper covered boards, spine stamped in silver, upper board blindstamped, original dust jacket.
First US edition of this collection of letters and journals by pioneering German expressionist Paula Modersohn-Becker. Modersohn-Becker and her work were virtually unrecognized when she tragically died giving birth to her only child at the age of 31. Stunningly prolific considering the brevity of her career (in 1906 alone, the year before her death, she painted 80 portraits), Modersohn-Becker is now considered one of the most significant Expressionist painters of the early 20th century. Illustrated with black-and-white reproductions of postcards, sketches, personal photos, and paintings. Includes exhibition checklist and bibliography. Light shelfwear. Near fine. Item #4810