|PAINTER, GRAPHICAL ARTIST (GERMANY)|
BORN 26 Aug 1882, Berlin - DIED 4 Jul 1939, Berlin|
BIRTH NAME Abeking, Hermann Erneste
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Französischer Friedhof II, Liessenstrasse 7, Mitte (Feld B-39-11)
Hermann Abeking was the son of Hermann George Louis Abeking, a memeber of the French colony in Berlin. He studied at the Academy of Arts in Dresden and Berlin. When he was twenty years old he illustrated "Hugdietrichs Brautfahrt" by Rideamus and his illustrations were so successful that he became a caricaturist. he worked for Ullstein Verlag and for several magazines. In 1907 and in 1910 his work was exhibited at the Glaspalast in Munich and in 1909 and in 1921 at the Great Art Exhibition in Berlin.
In 1903 he married the painter Elly Grube. In 1904 their daughter Ortrud was born and in 1909 they had a son, Thomas. George Grosz was a friend of the family. He participated in the First World War and after his return he mostly worked as a painter. His dark and surrealistic paintings reflected his experiences during the war. In the 1920s he returned to his comical illustrations. After the nazis came to power he became depressed. His health detoriated and he died in 1939.
Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2006
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