Artists

Lovis Corinth

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    LOVIS CORINTH
    DIE SÄNFTE FRIEDRICHS DES GROSSEN - 1921
    zu FRIDERICUS REX
    Umdruckzeichnung zur Lithographie
    33 x 25 cm
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    LOVIS CORINTH
    SELBST - VERZWEIFELT - um 1920
    Bleistift auf Papier
    28,5 x 18 cm

Lovis Corinth was born in Prussia in 1858. He attended the Art Academy in Königsberg and studied at Franz Defregger in Munich. In 1884 he stayed in the Académie Julian in Paris for a few months. In 1888 he moved to Paris. In 1891 he was already back in Munich where he joined the Munich Secession. Together with other artists, he founded the Free Association in Munich. In 1901 he returned to Berlin and opened a painting school. Corinth was a member of the Berlin Secession. In 1911 he suffered a stroke and was paralyzed after that. In 1919 he withdrew from the city and moved to Walchensee. He died in 1925. Lovis Corinth is the most important representative of the German Impressionism. Ever since his stroke he had moved more and more towards expressionism. Especially the painting of his last work show typical free brushwork and resolution from objectivity. During the Nazi Corinth was considered as a degenerate artist, almost 300 of his works were confiscated.