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Impressionist & Modern Drawings

While many typically associate Impressionist and Modern art foremost with painting, there are excellent examples of drawing from these genres. From Gustave Courbet and Edouard Manet to Jackson Pollock and Phillip Guston, virtually all of the artists who are most well known for their paintings also made world-class works on paper using charcoal, pastel, or pencil. Some of the drawings by Impressionist masters were created as preparatory sketches before they painted larger scale works in oil, while others were intended to stand on their own.

Many Impressionist drawings exhibit signature styles of artists and classic iconography translated into drawing. Numerous Edgar Degas ballet dancer sketches express the same delicacy and vigor as his better known paintings and sculptures. Similarly, Manet drawings and Renoir drawings display the fluidity and expressiveness of their paintings.

Whether by Impressionist or Modern artists, these drawings offer elucidating insights into the careers, overarching artistic strategies, and concerns of the artists in a medium outside of those they are most well known for. Drawings are a terrific way to own the work of a blue-chip artist at a price point that is likely far more accessible than that of a painting or sculpture.


Quick Facts

  • In addition to painting haystacks, Claude Monet made numerous drawings of these iconic pastoral images
  • Drawings by Jackson Pollock convey the artist’s abiding interest in the cosmic and the ethereal
  • The origins of the many of the famous works by Impressionist masters, such as Courbet and Manet, appear in their sketches and provide fascinating windows into their creative process

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B. BURGER (1892-1968), Male nude, Pen drawing
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Male nude, Pen drawing
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €90- €150
€600 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Covered wagon in a landscape, Pen drawing
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Covered wagon in a landscape, Pen drawing
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €120- €200
€800 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Hikers on the seashore, Pen drawing
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Hikers on the seashore, Pen drawing
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €120- €200
€800 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Silhouettes of a couple, Indian ink
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Silhouettes of a couple, Indian ink
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €150- €200
€1000 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), The two soldiers, Pen drawing
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), The two soldiers, Pen drawing
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €90- €150
€600 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Portrait of a young soldier of the 1st World War, Pencil
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Portrait of a young soldier of the 1st World War, Pencil
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €90- €150
€600 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Abstracted nude, Pen drawing
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Abstracted nude, Pen drawing
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €90- €150
€600 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Personification of death on the battlefield, Pencil
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Personification of death on the battlefield, Pencil
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €120- €200
€800 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Interior with dining table, Pencil
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Interior with dining table, Pencil
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €300- €400
€1200 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), La Civilisation, The Civilisation, Colored pencil
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), La Civilisation, The Civilisation, Colored pencil
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €120- €200
€800 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), View of a courtyard in late summer, Colored pencil
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), View of a courtyard in late summer, Colored pencil
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €150- €200
€1000 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Way of the Cross near Józefów, Pen drawing
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Way of the Cross near Józefów, Pen drawing
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €120- €200
€800 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), World War I soldier in the rain, Pen drawing
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), World War I soldier in the rain, Pen drawing
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €90- €150
€600 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Venus in front of the mirror, Pencil
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Venus in front of the mirror, Pencil
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €90- €150
€600 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), The Snake Dancer, Felt-tip pen
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), The Snake Dancer, Felt-tip pen
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €90- €150
€600 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Portrait of a woman on dark cardboard, Pencil
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Portrait of a woman on dark cardboard, Pencil
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €300- €400
€1200 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Head studies, Pencil
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Head studies, Pencil
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €90- €150
€600 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Portrait of a woman, Charcoal
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Portrait of a woman, Charcoal
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €60- €100
€400 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Sketch of a naked witch, Pencil
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Sketch of a naked witch, Pencil
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €120- €200
€800 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Still Life with Skull, Pencil
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Still Life with Skull, Pencil
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €90- €150
€600 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Portrait of Rudi Burger, Pencil
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Portrait of Rudi Burger, Pencil
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €300- €400
€1600 Bids
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Portrait of a woman, Charcoal
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
B. BURGER (1892-1968), Portrait of a woman, Charcoal
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €90- €150
€600 Bids
K. GOD (20th), Two gentlemen, Indian ink
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
K. GOD (20th), Two gentlemen, Indian ink
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €60- €100
€400 Bids
GRAFMANN (20th), Practice Study of a Cherub Head in Relief, Pencil
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CET
GRAFMANN (20th), Practice Study of a Cherub Head in Relief, Pencil
by Fichter Kunsthandel
Est: €60- €100
€400 Bids

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