Ebers, Hermann

PAINTER, GRAPHICAL ARTIST, AUTHOR (GERMANY)
BORN 21 Jul 1881, Leipzig, Sachsen - DIED 10 Feb 1955, Weilheim, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION Seeshaupt, Bayern: Kirchhof Pfarrirche St Michael

Hermann Ebers was born in Leipzig as the son of the egyptologist and novelist Georg Ebers (1837-1898). He grew up in Tutzing and Munich in Bavaria. In his youth he was a friend of Katia Pringsheim and her brothers. He studied at the Academy of Arts in Munich Where he was a student of Gabriel von Hackl and Ludwig Herterich. He travelled in Europe and during the First World War he was enlisted in the army as a volunteer.

After the war he was in close contact with Gerhart Hauptmann, Rainer Maria Rilke and Thomas Mann. He painted landscapes, portraits, still lifes and animals. He also illustrated 25 books. During the Second World War his home in Munich was bombed and many of his paintings were destroyed. He died in 1955 in Weilheim.

Related persons
• knew Wedekind, Frank

Images

The grave of Hermann Ebers behind the church in Seeshaupt.
Picture by androom (23 May 2006)

 

Sources
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Gräber in Oberbayern - ausserhalb von München, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1998
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Eberstaller, Richard

Published: 13 Apr 2020
Last update: 13 Apr 2020