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Lovis Corinth

* 1858, Tapiau (Ostpreußen) 1925, Zandvoort (Niederlande)

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* 1858, Tapiau (Ostpreußen), 1925, Zandvoort (Niederlande)

Lovis Corinth
Lovis Corinth was born in Tapiau in East Prussia in 1858. He died in Zandvoort in Holland in 1925. He attended the Königsberg Academy, enrolling in 1876 to study under the painter Otto Günther (1838-84). He went on to study at the Munich Academy under Ludwig von Löfftz (1845-1910). In the mid-1880s he made study trips to Antwerp and then to Paris where he attended classes at the Académie Julian, a private art school. He returned to Königsberg briefly in 1887 before moving to Munich in 1891.
During his nine years in Munich he founded and joined a number of art groups. They included the Munich Secession (1892), a smaller group known as the Freie Vereinigung, and its follow-up, the Münchner 24 (1893). In 1896 he was co-founder of a Masonic lodge titled In Treue fest. By this time he was exhibiting regularly – a painting shown at the 1895 exhibition in the Munich Glaspalast had brought him his second gold medal. He left Munich for Berlin in 1901 and opened a private painting school for women. His first pupil, Charlotte Berend, was later to be his wife. He was appointed a board member of the Berlin Secession in 1902 and its president in 1915. He came to be regarded as one of Berlin’s leading artists on an equal footing with Max Liebermann (1847-1935) and Max Slevogt (1868-1932). He suffered a stroke in December 1911 leaving him partially paralysed and this was to have an impact on all his later work. In 1919 he purchased a plot of land on the Walchensee, a mountain lake in the Bavarian Alps. The landscapes of the Walchensee and related motifs marked a new high point in his artistic career. He died of pneumonia at the age of sixty-seven on a trip to Holland.

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Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Frankfurt/Main, Städelsches Kunstinstitut

Hamburg, Kunsthalle

Hannover, Niedersächsische Landesgalerie

Köln, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum

Lübeck, Museum Behnhaus

München, Neue Pinakothek

München, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus

Wuppertal, Von-der-Heydt-Museum

Linz, Neue Galerie der Stadt

Basel, Kunstmuseum

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Charlotte Berend-Corinth: Lovis Corinth. Werkverzeichnis. Neu bearb. von Béatrice Hernad, München 1958, 1992 Karl Schwarz: "Das Graphische Werk von / The Graphic Work of Lovis Corinth. Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, San Francisco 1985 Heinrich Müller: Die Späte Graphik von Lovis Corinth, Hamburg 1960. Thomas Corinth: Lovis Corinth. E. Wasmuth, Tübingen 1979 Thomas Deecke: Die Zeichnungen von Lovis Corinth: Studien zur Stilentwicklung, Berlin, 1973 Norbert Eisold: Lovis Corinth: Fridericus Rex. Ein lithographischer Zyklus. Mit einem Vorwort von Robert Knüppel, Bonn 2008 Herbert Eulenberg: Lovis Corinth ein Maler unserer Zeit. München 1917 Wolfgang Maier-Preusker (Hrsg.): Beitrag Lovis Corinth in: Buch- und Mappenwerke mit Grafik des Deutschen Expressionismus. Ausstellung, Wismar 2006 Ausstellungskatalog Lovis Corinth, Wien 1192 / Hannover 1992/1993, München 1992 Peter-Klaus Schuster, Christoph Vitali, Barbara Butts (Hrsg.): Lovis Corinth, München 1996 Werner Timm (Hrsg.): Lovis Corinth – Die Bilder vom Walchensee; Vision und Realität. Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg 1986 Horst Uhr: Lovis Corinth. University of California Press, Berkeley 1990 Lutherhalle Wittenberg (Hrsg.): Martin Luther aus der Sicht von Lovis Corinth. Eine Ausstellung der Lutherhalle Wittenberg, der Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen-Nürnberg und der Luther-Gesellschaft, 1991 Zdenek Felix (Hrsg.): Lovis Corinth – 1858–1925, Köln 1985 Sabine Fehlemann (Hrsg.): Lovis Corinth. Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal 1999 Cat. Lovis Corinth, Fundación Juan March, Madrid 1999 Michael Zimmermann: Lovis Corinth. Reihe Beck Wissen bsr 2509. München 2008 Ulrike Lorenz, Marie-Amelie Prinzessin zu Salm-Salm, Hans-Werner Schmidt (Hrsg.): Lovis Corinth und die Geburt der Moderne . Kerber, Bielefeld / Leipzig 2008