The following was written and compiled by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California:
Lovis Corinth was born at Tapiau, East Prussia in 1858. He studied at the Academy of Konigsburg from 1876 to 1880 and in Munich until 1883. Corinth went to study art in Paris when impressionism was already a decade old. Rather than join this movement, Corinth became a star pupil of the arch-academic Nudesmith William Bourgoureau and Robert-Fleury. He was a beefy bon vivant, who drank heavily, invariably keeping two jugs of wine at his elbow during dinner.
He was known as Lovis because he spelled his name, Louis, with the Roman form of 'u'. His lust for life earned him the reputation of being Germa
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