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Walter Jacob

 (1893 - 1964)
Walter Jacob was active/lived in Germany.  Walter Jacob is known for painting.

Walter Jacob

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In 1910, Walter Jacob (1893-1964) started training in decorative painting in Meerane, where he met Ernst Müller-Gräfe, who would be influential for Jacob’s artistic development.  In his early work, he created especially drawings, resulting from a lack of money.  After the First World War, Jacob was a student at the Dresden Academy and in contact with Robert Sterl, whose master student he was from 1919-20. 

In his following works, Jacob dealt with his war experiences.  After the war, he worked mainly on woodcuts and was in contact with the artist’s group ‘Dresden Secession Group 1919’, but also with Kokoschka and Dix.  Starting in 1920, he painted intensely-colored, expressive oil paintings, including subjects of the war, the Passion of Christ and the metropolis.

After a long stay in Berlin, he undertook study trips to Hallig Hooge, Upper Bavaria, the Lausitz, Switzerland, Austria and Yugoslavia.  After the war, the artist lived in Hindelang in the Allgäu and worked on dramatically stirring scenes, often with biblical content, but also abstract landscapes in friendly colors.

Jacobs largest exhibition of over 200 works took place in 1956 at the Galerie André Maurice in Paris and gave an overview of his work. (cko)

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About  Walter Jacob

Born:  1893 - Altenburg
Died:   1964 - Hindelang
Known for:  painting