Artist of the Month: Wilhelm Lehmbruck

September 2018: Wilhelm Lehmbruck

Born: January 4, 1881 in Duisbur, Germany

Died: March 25, 1919 in Berlin, Germany

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Wilhelm Lehmbruck was a German sculptor, printmaker, and painter who is best known for his nude sculptures. He studied in Düsseldorf and moved to Paris where his sculpting flourished. When World War I started, he returned to Germany and worked in a military hospital taking care of wounded and dying soldiers. Despite being elected to the Prussian Academy of Arts in 1919, he committed suicide on March 25th. The majority of his works today is housed at the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, Germany. In addition, they can be found at the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), the National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), Städel Museum (Frankfurt), and the Tate Gallery (London).

weiblichertorso
Weiblicher Torso (Torso der Großen Stehenden) (1910) By Leonce49 = Hans Weingartz. [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons
dergesturzle
Der Gestürzte (1915/16) By Leonce49 = Hans Weingartz. [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons
emporsteigenderjungling
Emporsteigender Jüngling (1913) By Leonce49 = Hans Weingartz. [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons
fritzvonunruh
Porträtkopf Fritz von Unruh (1918) By Leonce49 = Hans Weingartz. [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons
malenudemodel
Male Nude Model at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1912) Metropolitan Museum of Art [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

femmeagenoux
Wilhelm Lehmbruck, 1911, Femme á genoux (The Kneeling One), cast stone, 176 x 138 x 70 cm (69.2 x 54.5 x 27.5 in), Armory Show postcard

schlaf
Schlaf (1907) By Leonce49 = Hans Weingartz. (selbst fotografiert)) [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
kniende
Kniende (1911) By Leonce49 = Hans Weingartz. [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons
grobesinnende
Große Sinnende (1913) By Leonce49 = Hans Weingartz. [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons
kniendeb
Kniende (c. 1911 – Bronze) Spazzo [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
stehende weiblichefigur.jpg Stehende weibliche Figur (1910) By Leonce49 = Hans Weingartz. (selbst fotografiert)) [CC BY-SA 3.0 de

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