(1894 - 1982)
Christian Schad was active/lived in Germany. Christian Schad is known for abstract and realist portrait and landscape painting, printmaking, photography.
Zacharias II, self-portrait
Biography Christian Schad
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Christian Schad was born in Miesbach, Upper Bavaria, on 21 August 1894. A passion for both art and music - he played the violin - forced him while still a schoolboy to chose between them. In 1912 Christian Schad left higher secondary school and opted for painting. At the Munich Academy of Fine Arts* he started out in Heinrich von Zügel's painting class but changed after a semester to Becker-Gundahl's class in drawing from the nude. At that time Schad met Georg Schrimpf and Ernst Moritz Engert.
Christian Schad managed to simulate a heart problem in order to avoid military service. Furnished with a medical certificate, Schad went to Zurich but not before he had shown his early work at the Munich Secession* in spring
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