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Artist: Heinrich Campendonk, German, 1889–1957

The Red Cat


Oil on canvas

75.3 × 85 cm (29 5/8 × 33 7/16 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
Not on view
20th century

Heinrich Campendonk, 1926–27; Katherine Dreier, 1927–41; Collection Société Anonyme; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven Conn.


Walter Schüereyer, Heinrich Campendonk (Frankfurt: Verlag Zinglers Kabinett, 1920).

Elizabeth L. Cary, “Experimental Art at Brooklyn Museum: Out of a Rut, Societe Anonyme Exhibits Work of Well-Known Moderns,” New York Times (November 21, 1926), 11, sec. 8.

Catherine J. Rich, “Four Children and the Moderns,” Brooklyn Museum Quarterly 14, no. 1 (January 1927): 23–24.

“Paintings of Nudes Consigned to Cellar,” Toronto Daily Star (April 4, 1927).

W. G. Rogers, “Art Column,” Springfield Union (November 16, 1939), 10.

W. Harley Rudkin, “Art in the News,” Springfield Daily News (November 16, 1939): 7.

Richard S. Brooks, “Some New Forms of Beauty 1909–36 Shown at Museum,” Daily Republican (November 15, 1939), 7.

“Springfield: A Review of the Societe Anonyme,” Artnews 38, no. 9 (December 2, 1939).

George Heard Hamilton, “The Exhibition of the Collection of the Societe Anonyme: The Museum of Modern Art, 1920,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 10, no. 3 (December 1941): 4, ill.

Katherine S. Dreier, James Johnson Sweeney, and Naum Gabo, Three Lectures on Modern Art (New York: Philosophical Library, 1949), 26.

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 81.

Mathias T. Engels, Heinrich Campendonk (Cologne, Germany: E. A. Seemann, 1957).

Mathias T. Engels, Campendonk: Werkverseichnis der Holzschnitte (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1959).

Paul Wember, Heinrich Campendonk: Krefeld 1889–1957 Amsterdam (Krefeld, Germany: Scherpe, 1960).

Mathias T. Engels, Campendonk als Glasmaler (Krefeld, Germany: Scherpe, 1966).

Heinrich Campendonk: Gemalde, Aquarelle, Hinterglasblider, Grafik, exh. cat. (Düsseldorf: Stadtische Kunsthalle, 1972).

Heinrich Campendonk, Edith van Leckwyck, exh. cat. (Munich: Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, 1976).

Aurel Bongers, ed., Die Rheinischen Expressionisten, Auguste Macke und seine Malerfreunde, exh. cat. (Bonn, Germany: Städtische Kunstmuseum, 1979).

Heinrich Campendonk, 1889–1957, exh. cat. (Kaiserslautern, Germany: Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, 1982).

Ruth L. Bohan, The Société Anonyme’s Brooklyn Exhibition: Katherine Dreier and Modernism in America (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Research Press, 1982), 136, fig. 18.

Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 132, no. 125, ill.

Ein Maler des Baleuen Reiter, exh. cat. (Krefeld, Germany: Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, 1989).

Andrea Firmenrich, Heinrich Campendonk, 1889–1957: Leben und expressionistische Werk (Recklinghausen, Germany: Aurel Bongers, 1989).

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 191, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.