Corinth, Lovis lō´vēs kô´rĭnt [key]
, 1858–1925, German painter and graphic artist. He studied in Paris and Munich, joined the Berlin secession group (see secession
, in art), and later succeeded Max Liebermann
as president. His early work was naturalistic in approach. Corinth was antagonistic toward the expressionist movement (see expressionism
), although after a stroke in 1911 his style loosened and took on many expressionistic qualities. His colors became more vibrant, and he created portraits and landscapes of extraordinary vitality and power. A self-portrait is in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
See biography by Horst Uhr (1990); catalog by the New York Gallery of Modern Art (1964); P.-K. Schuster, ed., Lovis Corinth (1996); A. Husslein-Arco and S. Koja, ed., Lovis Corinth: A Feast of Painting (2010).
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