Lovis Corinth

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Corinth, Lovis


Born July 21, 1858, in Tapiau, in East Prussia, present-day Gvardeisk, Kaliningrad Oblast, RSFSR; died July 17, 1925, in Zandvoort, Holland. German painter and graphic artist.

Corinth studied at the Konigsberg Academy of Arts from 1876 to 1880 and at the Munich Academy of Arts from 1880 to 1884. He also attended the Julian Academy in Paris from 1884 to 1887. Corinth used impressionist devices in his paintings. His later work was more expressionist in manner. Corinth’s pictures have religious and mythological themes, for example, Bathsheba (1908, Picture Gallery, Dresden); these works frequently express a heightened sense of drama and a vulgar, sensual level of emotionality. Among Corinth’s works are portraits, including many self-portraits and nudes (The Reclining Nude, 1899, Kunsthalle, Bremen), landscapes, and still lifes.


Gesammelte Schriften. Berlin 1920.
Selbstbiographie. Berlin, 1926.


Berend-Corinth, C., and K. Rothel. Die Gemalde von Lovis Corinth. Munich, 1958.
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