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Alexander Koester

* 1864, Bergneustadt bei Gummersbach 1932, München

Alexander Koester
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* 1864, Bergneustadt bei Gummersbach, 1932, München

Alexander Koester
First Koester started to become a pharmacist. 1885 to 1886 he studied art at the Academy of Art in Karlsruhe. In 1896 he settled to Klausen (south of Tyrol), a very nice where-abouts. In this surroundings he was very creative. He worked in the nature and he started with his famous “doug-paintings”. By travelling he got new influences. Especially he was dealing with lakes and the nature around. In 1915 he sattled to munich. He had many exhibitions and he got a gold medal of the state of Bavaria. As a very famous artist he died in Munich on December 21, 1932. Until now he is called “Enten-Koester” = “duck-Koester”. He is a famous artist especially for his paintings of swimming ducks.


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Bergneustadt, Heimatmuseum

Bergneustadt, Museum

Mühlhausen/Elsass, Museum

München, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Neue Pinakothek (Nachlass mit ca. 200 Ölgemälden)

Schweinfurt, Museum Georg Schäfer

Breslau, Museum

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Boetticher, Friedrich: s.v. „Koester, Alexander“, in: Malerwerke des Neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Bd. I.II.: Heideck-Mayer, Leipzig 1941, S. 747 Ludwig, Horst: s.v. „Koester, Alexander“, in: Bruckmanns Lexikon der Kunst. Münchner Maler im 19. Jahrhundert, Bd. 2: Gebhardt-Küstner, München 1982, S. 361 R., J.: s.v. „Koester, Alexander“, in: Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler des XX. Jahrhunderts, hrsg. von Hans Vollmer, Bd. 3: K-P, Reprint Leipzig 1992 (Leipzig 1956), S. 82 Stein, Ruth/Koester, Hans: Alexander Koester 1864-1932. Leben und Werk, Recklinghausen 1988 Thieme, Ulrich/Becker, Felix: s.v. „Koester, Alexander Max“, in: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, begründet von Ulrich Thieme und Felix Becker, hrsg. von Hans Vollmer, Bd. 21: Knip-Krüger, Leipzig 1923, S. 189

Works by Alexander Koester

Vier Enten im Schilf

Vier Enten im Schilf

1920

Vier Enten im Schilf