|Biography from Odon Wagner Gallery:|
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Dietz Edzard was born in Bremen in 1893. He traveled extensively
through Germany, Holland and France. Edzard, a colorful artist
who has carried on the traditions of the masters of French
Impressionism, studied painting with Max Beckmann. In 1929,
Edzard's work was included in an exhibition of contemporary painting at
the Jeu de Paume, Paris, a museum dedicated to the Impressionist
masters. In 1938, Edzard married Suzanne Eisendieck (1908-1998),
a well-regarded artist in her own right who worked in an impressionist
In his book D. Edzard, Gerd Muehsam writes: "Edzard has
captured in his canvases the charm of the Parisian atmosphere.
With the light, vibrant touch of his brush, he produced sparkling, and
yet delicate, paintings of beautiful women, dancers and flowers.
His brilliant delineations of circus life and the theatre, his spirited
portrayals of Parisian cafť scenes have made him a favorite of art
circles in this country and abroad."
turns his back on the experimental art of his contemporaries, opposes
all weighting of art with programs and theorems. Deliberately, he
avoids the representation of human conflict and inner discords and the
chaos and shifting quicksands of modern existence. Instead, he
prefers to work along well-defined modes of expression. The line
begun in portraits of Velazquez and Goya and continued in the art of
Manet and Renoir becomes Edzard's artistic credo."
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