Lovis Corinth

1858-1925 Germany Expressionism/Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Lovis Corinth (born Franz Heinrich he changed it in 1888) was from Tapiau in the Soviet Union which was Prussia in his time. His first formal lessons were at the Konigsberg Academy of Art when he was eighteen; however he was painting and drawing at the age of nine. He also studied in Munich, Antwerp and in Paris in 1884 under the tuition of Adolphe William Bouguereau. In 1903 he married Charlotte Berend who was a pupil in his now school of art in Berlin. He was by now a successful portraitist and his work was in high demand. He suffered a severe stroke in 1911 which left him paralyzed on his left side but by 1912 he managed to continue on with his paintings and produced a considerable amount of work during the rest of his life. He died in 1925 whilst visiting the Netherlands to view work by some of the Great Masters. Later his work was suppressed by the Nazis for being degenerate. Today he is regarded as one of the primary German painters.

 

charlotte berend-
corinth

charlotte berend-corinth in spanish dress


ernst oppler

ernst oppler

Self-portrait with
skeleton

self-portrait with skeleton

the artist and
his family

the artist and his family


armor in the studio

armor in the studio

building under
construction

building under construction in monte carlo


cain

cain

eleonore von wilke
countess finkh

eleonore von wilke countess finkh


homeric laughter

homeric laughter

in the fisherman's
house

in the fisherman's house


innocentia

innocentia

landscape at the
walchensee

landscape at the walchensee


menton

menton

odysseus fighting
with the beggar

odysseus fighting with the beggar


paradise

paradise

portrait of
alfred kuhn

portrait of alfred kuhn

the painter
benno becker

portrait of the painter benno becker

the painter
fritz rumpf

portrait of the painter fritz rumpf


salome

salome

self portrait
with his wife

self portrait with his wife

susanna and
the elders

susanna and the elders


the black mask

the black mask


the blinded samson

the blinded samson

the large
martyrdom

the large martyrdom

new pond in the
tiergarten berlin

the new pond in the tiergarten berlin

 


the slaughter house

the slaughter house

the temptation of
saint anthony

the temptation of saint anthony


the youth of zeus

the youth of zeus