Baer_Fritz_Bavarian_Summer_canvas

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Fritz Baer German, 1850-1919Type: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 18 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches
Frame Dimensions: 26 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches
Bavarian Summer

About the artist

Born in Munich, Germany, Baer first graduated from law school before devoting himself to painting. 1875, he began his studies in Munich under Professor Hermann Baisch (German landscape painter and etcher, 1846–1894) who taught lanscape painting. His paintings were greatly influenced by the works of the Barbizon school. Though Baer himself named Constant Troyon (French painter, 1810–1865) and Julien Dupré (French painter, 1851–1910) as his greatest influences, he was able to maintain his artistic independence. A passionate perception of nature is very evident in his works. His painting style, utilizing short brushstrokes and impasto for dramatic effect resulted in very lively depictions of nature and atmosphere, even when the paintings are viewed from a distance. In the first two decades of his career he painted mostly Bavarian landscapes. After 1900, he also successfully worked on depictions of alpine sceneries. Baer exhibited his paintings at the Müncher Glaspalast (Munich Glass Palace), among other places, between 1896 and 1907. He was honored with two gold medals in Munich and one in Berlin.

Museums:
Kunsthalle Bremen (Bremen Art Hall), Bremen, Germany
Kunstmuseum Solothurn (Solothurn Art Museum), Solothurn, Switzerland
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria (Hungarian National Gallery), Budapest, Hungary
Neue Pinakothek (New Paintings Gallery), Munich, Germany
Stadtmuseum Fembohaus (Fembohaus City Museum), Nuremberg, Germany

References:

  • E. Bénézit Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Editions Gründ
  • Thieme-Becker Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart,
    E.A. Seemann Verlag Leipzig
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