BORN 21 Jul 1858, Tapiau, Ost-Preussen (now Gwardeisk, Russia) - DIED 17 Jul 1925, Zandvoort, Nederland|
REAL NAME Corinth, Franz Heinrich Louis
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Berlin: Südwestfriedhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Trinitatis, am Feld 8,-Erbbegräbnis 47)
German impressionist artist. Lovis Corinth was born in East-Prussia.
In 1876 the family moved to Königsberg, where he was a pupil
of the painter Otto Günther (1838-1884). In 1880 he continued
his studies in Munich and in 1884 in Antwerp and Paris. In 1887
he returned to Königsberg, but in 1888 he moved to Berlin and
started using the name Lovis Corinth. In Berlin he painted his
first self portrait. |
In 1892 Corinth went to Munich where he met Leibl and his circle and he joined the Münchener Secession without much enthousiasm. After his painting "Salome" was rejected by the Secession in 1897 he felt like leaving Munich and the next years he worked both in Munich and in Berlin. In 1900 Paul Cassirer exhibited his works in Berlin and in 1901 he went to live there, started a private painting school and joined the Berliner Secession.
On 26 Mar 1903 he married his student Charlotte Berend and in 1908 he published "Das Erlernen der Malerei". During the first World War he wanted to do something for his country and painted the famous portrait of admiral Alfred von Tirpitz. In 1918 he was made a professor by the academy in Berlin, but in 1919 he withdrew from city life and went to live near the Walchensee. Corinth produced more than 1.000 paintings during his life.
was teacher to Buchholz, Erich
has a connection with Cassirer, Paul
painted Ebert, Friedrich
was a friend of Liebermann, Max
was teacher to Macke, August
painted Tirpitz, Alfred von
Schilderkunst van A tot Z, REBO, Lisse, 1990
Biographie: Lovis Corinth, 1858-1925
The grave of Lovis Corinth at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (10 Apr 2003)
"Damenbildnis im Rechtsprofil".
(1886, Hanover: Niedersachsisches Landesmuseum)
(1900, Leipzig: Museum der bildende Künste)
"Rudolf Rittner as Florian Geyer".
(1906, Wuppertal: Von der Heydt-museum)