The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate,
MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
Just at the time when the woodcut as a serious form in Western art had
passed nearly into oblivion, the German Expressionist painter Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
(1884-1976) added printmaking to his work in oils and watercolor (JAMA covers,
January 8, 2003, and April 23/30, 2003). It was Schmidt-Rottluff who, as one
of the founders of Die Brücke movement in Dresden in 1909, shared his
knowledge and enthusiasm with his cofounders; together they helped to revive
the German tradition established by Albrecht Dürer some 400 years earlier.
They were true artists-craftsmen: they not only designed the block, but also
incised it and made the impressions.
Southgate MT. Two Cats. JAMA. 2003;289(17):2179. doi:10.1001/jama.289.17.2179