Albert Weisgerber

Albert Weisgerber (1878 – 1915) was a German painter whose work forms a bridge between Impressionism and early Expressionism.

He was born in Sankt Ingbert. From 1897 to 1901 he studied at the Munich Art Academy under Franz von Stuck. In 1898, he set up his own artists’ group, Sturmfackel, with his friend Alfred Kubin. He earned his living making illustrations for the magazine Jugend.

In 1904 he was very active in the Munich café scene, where he met Margaret Pohl, who was also a painter and the daughter of a successful Jewish banker in Prague. They married in 1907. In 1913 he became founding president of the artists’ collective; Münchner Neue Secession, with members such as Alexej von Jawlensky, Paul Klee and Alexander Kanoldt.

According to the RKD, he is known today for his cartoons and illustrations as well as his paintings. He was close friends with Theodor Heuss, who later became the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949. Heuss’ young face can often be found within Weisgerber’s paintings.

A few of his artwork show a nude male tied in nature.

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