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Corinth, Lovis

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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