Franz Von Stuck

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Stuck, Franz Von


Born Feb. 23, 1863, in Tettenweiss, Lower Bavaria; died Aug. 30,1928, in Munich. German painter. Stuck attended the Munich Academy of Fine Arts in 1885, but he was basically self-taught. He was influenced by A. Boecklin and F. von Lenbach and was one of the founders of the art association known as the Munich Sezession. Stuck’s allegorical and mythological canvases, such as Sin and War (both in the Bavarian State Collections of Paintings, Munich), are full of pretentious, intentionally brutal symbolism; they combine features of academic naturalism and Jugendstil. Stuck was also a portrait painter and sculptor.


Voss, H. Franz von Stuck. Munich, 1973.
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