Max Slevogt

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Slevogt, Max


Born Oct. 8, 1868, in Landshut, Bavaria; died Sept. 20, 1932, on the estate of Neukastel, Palatinate. German painter and graphic artist; representative of late impressionism.

Slevogt studied under W. Dietz at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 1885 to 1889 and attended the Académie Julien in Paris in 1889. His works, which include portraits, landscapes, and still lifes, are characterized by a somewhat sketchy treatment of form, bold, flowing brushstrokes, and an emotional atmosphere created by the use of chiaroscuro (D’Andrade as Don Juan, 1912. National Gallery, Berlin; landscapes of Egypt, 1914, Dresden Picture Gallery). Slevogt was also an illustrator.


Imiela, H.-J. M. Slevogt. Karlsruhe, 1968.
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