Zwintscher, Oskar

BORN 2 May 1870, Leipzig, Sachsen - DIED 12 Feb 1916, Dresden, Sachsen
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Friedhof Dresden-Loschwitz, Pillnitzer Landstrasse

Oskar Zwintscher studied from 1887 until 1890 at the Academy in Leipzig and was a sudent of Leon Pohle and Ferdinand Pauwels at the Art Academy in Dresden (1890-1892). After his studies he settled in Meissen, where he lived at the Albrechtsburg for several years.

In 1895 and 1896 he visited Munich, where he was influenced by Böcklin's "Panischer Schrecken" and by Feurbach's "Ïphigenie" at the Schack Gallery. In 1896 he exhibited at the Sezession of Munich, but only in 1898 he publicly showed his works on a larger scale.

In 1902 he visited the art colony at Worpswede after being invited by Rilke. From 1903 onwards he taught at the Academy in Dresden, where he was a clear opponent of impressionism. He and the painter Sascha Schneider were close friends.

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• was a friend of Schneider, Sascha


The grave of Oskar Zwintscher at the cemetery in Dresden-Loschwitz.
Picture by Androom (21 Aug 2000)


• Günther, Rolf, Karl Hoffmann, Sascha Schneider & Karl May, Karl-May-Stiftung, Radebeul, 1989
Oskar Zwintscher – Wikipedia

Published: 05 Aug 2007
Last update: 25 Apr 2022