Unger, Hans

PAINTER (GERMANY)
BORN 26 Aug 1872, Bautzen, Sachsen - DIED 13 Jun 1936, Dresden, Sachsen
REAL NAME Unger, Hans Carl Friedrich
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Friedhof Dresden-Loschwitz, Pillnitzer Landstrasse

Hans Unger studied at the Art Academy in Dresden from 1892 until 1895. In 1897 his painting "Die Muse" was bought by the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden. In 1897 and 1898 he lived in Paris. In 1889 he married his wife Marie Antinia, who became his muse and most important model.

Back in Dresden he shared a studio with Sascha Schneider and Richard Müller. He also built his own villa in Loswitsch in 1902. In 1903 his daughter Maja was born and she inherited her mother's good looks. Unger worked for "Pan", "Studio" and "Jugend" and he was a member of the Secession in Munich. Later in life he mostly painted portraits. He died in 1936 in Dresden. After Maja died in 1973 his estate was sold.

Works: "Das Welken" (1902, Kulturhistorisches Museum, Magdeburg).

Related persons
• was a friend of Müller, Richard
• was a friend of Schneider, Sascha

Sources
• Ehrhardt, Ingrid et all, Seelenreich, Die Entwicklung des deutschen Symbolismus 1870-1920, Prestel, München, 2000
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Unger

Images

The grave of Hans Unger at the cemetery in Dresden-Loschwitz.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2005)

 


Utrillo, Maurice

Published: 5 Aug 2007
Last update: 3 Mar 2017