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Lovis
Corinth




 


 

Lovis Corinth
 

(b Tapiau, East Prussia, 21 July 1858; d Zandvoort, Netherlands, 17 July 1925).

German painter and writer. He grew up on his family’s farm and tannery. As a child he showed interest in art, taking informal lessons in drawing from a local carpenter and caricaturing his primary school teachers. Corinth’s father sent him to secondary school in the nearby city of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad), where he lived with his widowed aunt. A superstitious woman fond of story-telling, she possessed what Corinth later described as a coarse temperament and an unrestrained, ‘demonic’ humour. These qualities and his aunt’s bohemian acquaintances, including fortune-tellers and soothsayers, fascinated the young Corinth, accustomed to his more reserved parents. In this environment Corinth began to develop the rich imagination and love of anecdote that came to play such an important role in the evolution of his art.

 




 
 

 

 

Self Portrait with Skeleton


 

Self portrait with his Wife and a Glass of Champagne
1902


 

Witches


 

Morning Sun
1910


 

Donna Gravida
1909


 

In a Black Coat
1908


 

Portrait of Eleonore von Wilke, Countess Finkh
1907


 

Rudolph Rittner as Florian Geyer
1906


 

Portrait of the Pianist Conrad Ansorge
1903


 

Petermannchen
1902


 

Portrait of Charlotte Berend in a White Dress
1902


 

Portrait of the Poet Peter Hille
1902


 

Portrait of Eduard, Count Keyserling
1900


 

The Violinist
1900


 

In Max Halbe's Garden


 

Portrait of the Painter Otto Eckmann
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