Forest Stream

August Macke (German, 1887–1914)
Forest Stream, 1910

Oil on canvas
21 1/4 x 24 1/8 inches (61.6 x 61.3 cm)
Partial gift of the Robert Gore Rifkind Collection, 78.67

Provenance

ca. 1953–1957, Private Collection, Germany (?)

ca. 1958, Sold at Siegfried Adler Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland

June 8-10, 1972, Sale, "Moderne Kunst," Dr. Ernest Hauswedell auction house, Hamburg, cat. no. 1424

June 5-7, 1975, Sale, "Moderne Kunst," Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, cat. no. 1164

ca. 1975–1978, Robert Gore Rifkind Collection, Beverly Hills, California (in his collection by 1974)

1978, Partial gift to IU Art Museum from the Robert Gore Rifkind Collection

Exhibitions

1913, “August Macke,” Galerie Goldschmidt, Frankfurt, Germany

1913-1914, "Der Blaue Reiter Auslandausstellung," Galerie Der Sturm, Berlin. Traveled to Budapest, May 1913; Oslo, January 1914; Helsinki, February 12-March 9, 1914; Trondheim, April 1914; Göteborg, June-July 1914. (cat. no. 39)

April 10–May 12, 1918, “XVI Sonderausstellung. August Macke, Heinrich Nauen: Gemälde, Graphik,” Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (cat. no. 7, not for sale)

1918, "Das junge Rheinland," Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

1918, "August Macke," Gesellschaft für Literatur und Kunst (Dramatischer Verein), Städtisches Museum Villa Obernier, Bonn

May 19-June 13, 1920, "Gedächtnis-Ausstellung August Macke, Frankfurter Kunstverein (cat. no. 15, as "Wasserfall im Wald")

1920, "Gedächtnis-Ausstellung August Macke," Neues Museum Wiesbaden, Nassauischer Kunstverein/Wiesbadener Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Wiesbaden (cat. no. 15, as "Wasserfall im Wald")

1921, Exhibited in Halle, Germany

1924, "August Macke," Kaiser-Wilhelm-Museum, Krefeld, Germany

1924 or 1925, Exhibited at the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, and in Magdeburg

1925, "August Macke," Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, Braunschweig, Germany (cat. no. 3)

1948, "August Macke Gedächtnisaustellung des Museumsvereins," Suermondt-Museum der Stadt Aachen, Aachen, Germany (cat. no. 16)

May–July 1949, "Auguste Macke: Gedächtnisausstellung," Kunstmuseum, Duisberg, Germany (May); Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund (June 25-July 24). cat. no. 11

January 27–March 10, 1957, “August Macke: Gedenkausstellung zum 70. Geburtstag,” Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany (no. 19)

July 6–September 16, 1962, “August Macke,” Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich (no. 62)

October 28-December 9, 1962, "Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts," Augustiner Museum, Freiburg, Germany (cat. no. 70)

February 8–March 30, 1969, “August Macke: Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen,” Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (cat. no. 31)

April 16–June 1974, “German Expressionist Paintings and Sculptures from California Collections,” Pasadena Museum of Modern Art, Pasadena, California (now the Norton Simon Museum)

October 23–December 3, 1977, “German and Austrian Expressionism, 1900–1920,” Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington (cat. no. 61)

November 12–December 31, 1980, “20th-Century Paintings, Sculpture, and Drawings from the Collection of Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington,” The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago

September 17–November 1, 1981, “Pioneers: Early 20th-Century Art from Midwestern Museums,” Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan (cat. no. 19)

December 1, 1986–July 26, 1987, “August Macke: Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen,” Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany; Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich (cat. no. 46)

November 18, 2001–June 2, 2002, “August Macke und die Frühe Moderne in Europa,” Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany; Kunstmuseum, Bonn (cat. no. 69)

October 6-December 23, 2012, "Pioneers and Exiles: German Expressionism at the Indiana University Art Museum," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington (cat. no. 15)

Catalogue Raisonné

Vriesen, Gustav. August Macke. Stuttgart: Verlag W. Kohlhammer, 1957. (first printing, 1953) (no. 181)

Heiderich, Ursula. August Macke Gemälde: Werkverzeichnis. Cologne: Hatje Cantz, 2008. (no. 215)

Alternate Titles

Waldbach

Waldbach, Tegernsee

Wasserfall im Wald

Remarks

Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.