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August Heitmuller (1873-1935, German)

August Heitmuller, German artist and co-founder of the "Hanover Secession", studied art at the School of Applied Arts in Hanover and later at the Academy in Munich. Heitmuller moved to Berlin where he attended the art school run by Lovis Corinth. Supported by patrons he could take trips to France, Belgium, Holland, England and Spain.
The artist was influenced by the New Objectivity style, he focused mostly on portrait painting.
Porträt Herr Jochem, 1920

Porträt eines Mannes am Klavier. 1920s



Freundespaar, 1925 (detail)


(sources: kettererkunst.com, christies.com, askart.com)
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  1. I don't know August Heitmuller but it makes sense that he would be a founder of the Hanover Secession. His dates and style are just right.

    I do know Lovis Corinth, however. Heitmuller looks more harsh than Corinth, but the influence is clear.

  2. I guess he didn't produce much due to his illness "Beginning of the 1920s, he became seriously ill and was increasingly dependent on care." - German wiki


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