Antoine, Otto

PAINTER (GERMANY)
BORN 22 Oct 1865, Koblenz - DIED 14 Jul 1951, Unteruhldingen
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Friedhof Wilmersdorf, Berliner Straße 81-103 (C7-4/8)

Otto Antoine went to Berlin in 1891 and there he was a pupil of Franz Skarbina at the Art Academy. His work was frequently shown at the important exhibitions in Berlin. He mostly painted scenes from Berlin city life and the Berliner Stadtmuseum owns several works from his hand.

In 1933 his work was shown at the World Fair in Chicago. When the nazis came to power some of his work was condemned. He continued painting but his paintings were removed from the Berlin City Hall and other locations.

In 1942 his home was destroyed by bombs. He painted Hitler as the devil on several occasions and after one of the paintings was discovered by the nazis he fled to the Bodensee. There he painted the lake and the people during his last years. It is unknown what happened to his Hitler paintings. In 1950 Berlin honoured him with an exhibition. He died in 1951.

Related persons
• was pupil to Skarbina, Franz

Sources
Otto Antoine – Wikipedia
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005
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Images

The grave of Otto Antoine at the Städtischer Friedhof Wilmersdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (26 Jan 2008)

 


Anzengruber, Ludwig

Published: 6 Jan 2013
Last update: 16 Mar 2014