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Adolf Münzer

* 1870, Pleß 1953, Landsberg / Lech

Adolf Münzer
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* 1870, Pleß, 1953, Landsberg / Lech

Adolf Münzer
Adolf Münzer initially studied at the Munich Academy under Karl Raupp (1837–1918), Otto Seitz (1846–1912) and Paul Höcker (1854–1910). In Paul Höckers’ class, he got to know the painter with whom he later, in 1899, formed the artist group ‚Die Scholle‘. From 1900 to 1902, he lived in Paris, before once again returning to Munich. He later taught at the Academy in Dusseldorf. Alongside his work as an artist, he was also active as an illustrator for the newspaper ‚Jugend‘ as well as designing wall decorations. His painting is closely linked to late French Impressionism: Applying his colors in impasto paint he divided his canvas into separate color fields, within which he further modelled the color. In this way his work stands in opposition to the coloration of Leo Putz. His themes are elegant women and scenes from bohemian life.

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Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum




München, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Neue Pinakothek

München, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus


Schweiz, Basel

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Thieme-Becker Vollmer Horst Ludwig, Münchner Maler im 19. Jahrhundert, Band 3, München 1982 Bernd Dürr, Die Münchner Künstlergemeinschaft „Scholle“, in: Leo Putz. Gedächtnisausstellung zum 40. Todestag, Ausstellung in Meran, Innsbruck und München, 1980 Ruth Stein, Die Scholle. Eine Münchner Künstlervereinigung um die Jahrhundertwende, Ausstellung in Schloß Moos/ Eppan, 1991 Kunstgeschichtliches aus Landsberg am Lech, Nr. 34, Fritz Erler und die Scholle, Landsberg 2006, Abb. S. 27