(1891 - 1977)
Barthel Gilles was active/lived in Germany. Barthel Gilles is known for painting.
Biography Barthel Gilles
Barthel Gilles (1891-1977)
Barthel Gilles studied at the Industrial School of Cologne to become a decorative painter. During this time he created his first autodidact paintings. He continued his studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academy (1909-11) and was called into military service from 1914 to 1918 where he was wounded.
He then settled down in Cologne and became part of a Düsseldorf artist group as well as the Ausstellungs-Gemeinschaft Kölner Maler. After having initially used expressionist color and brushwork, his works of the 1920s show a clear orientation towards New Objectivity. Gilles created portraits, landscapes and genre paintings, later also religious themes. Formally, he took up the traditions of the old German masters and the Pr
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