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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


 

Samson Blinded
1912


 

The Trojan horse
1924


 

Ecce Homo
1925


 

Autumn Flowers


 

Portrait of the Painter Karl Strathmann


 

The Deposition


 

Fishermen's Cemetery at Nidden


 

Portrait of the Painter Walter Leistilow


 

Portrait of the Painter Benno Becker


 

Innocentia


 

Portrait of Elly


 

Portrait of Franz Heinrich Corinth


 

Self Portrait


 

Otello


 

Crucified Thief

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