Oil on Canvas 1925
is one of my favorite Expressionist artists, and a reproduction
of this painting hangs in my home.
artist lived and worked in Dresden, and belonged to the
Dresdner Sezession Gruppe (Dresden Secessionist Group),
He was also a dedicated communist, and belonged to the German
Communist Party (KDP).
paintings seem to be lit from within. His proletarian themes
were usually painted with bright garish colors and skewed
remarkable painting depicts the cocaine addicted poet leaping
out a window. The tragic death served as a metaphor for
Germany's headlong plunge into the nightmare of fascism.