Improvisation No. 27 (Garden of Love)
Also in Gallery G was one painting by Wladimir Bechtejeff, a member
of the New Artists' Association of Munich (NKVM), founded in 1909 by Kandinsky and Franz Marc among others. The NKVM wanted to procure an exhibition space for
Fauve and Jugenstil (German Art Noveau) works. The dealer Heinrich
Thannhauser, who was
generous lender of German, Swiss, and Russian works to the Armory Show, supported the younger artists in their break from the official art
channels of Munich and first showed the NKVM in 1909. Dissention within the NKVM led to the formation of the Blue Rider Group in 1911.
English, Irish and German
Paintings and Drawings
Other German artists included
G were the Impressionist painters Max Slevogt and Julius Seyler. In addition to Thannhauser's loans, German paintings were acquired from Hans Goltz, who Kuhn had met after the Sonderbund show. Unfortunately, most of the paintings from the German section were difficult to locate.