(1899 - 1962)
Wilhelm Lachnit was active/lived in Germany. Wilhelm Lachnit is known for painting.
Wilhelm Lachnit began his artistic education 1914/18 with training as a
sign writer. He became a pupil of the Dresden Academy on 1920/23, where
he met Otto Dix whose art had a substantial impact on his work.
Lachnit's main body of work encompasses figural depictions and
portraits, which were acquired among others, by the Moscow Collections and the
In 1924, he joined the Communist Party of
Germany and established the 'Neue Gruppe' together with Hans Grundig,
Otto Griebel and Fritz Skade. He was a co-founder of the 'Assoziation
revolutionärer bildender Künstler' in 1929, of the Dresden group
'Aktion' in 1930 and member of the 'Neue Dresden Sezession 1932'. Part
of his work was classified as 'degenerate art' seized in 1933. The
artist himself was arrested and afterwards continued his work only
in a very limited way.
He was appointed a professor of painting at the Hochschule für
Bildende Künste Dresden in 1947. (tm)