Lovis Corinth, ‘Portrait of a Man (possibly the artist Hermann Struck)’, Doyle
Lovis Corinth, ‘Portrait of a Man (possibly the artist Hermann Struck)’, Doyle
Lovis Corinth, ‘Portrait of a Man (possibly the artist Hermann Struck)’, Doyle

(84 x 53.3 cm)

It has been suggested that the image on the reverse is of a peasant from Appenzell or the Black Forest. Hermann Struck, 1876-1942, was an artist from Berlin known primarily for his etchings and other graphic work. Among his students were Max Liebermann and Lovis Corinth.

Condition: Fragile board; semicircular loss in board lower left: 4 x 2 1/4 inches

Signature: Signed and dated Lovis Corinth/1918 (ul); also signed (lr)

About Lovis Corinth

A leading figure of the Berlin Secession, Lovis Corinth worked as a painter, printmaker, and draftsman, bridging the stylistic gap between impressionism and German expressionism with naturalism as a common thread. Best known for his portraits and landscape paintings, Corinth favored themes of love, sexuality, and death. While Corinth sought to capture the body’s fleshy nature and exaggerated gestures in his portraits, his landscapes are more traditional and emphasize overall compositional balance. After a stroke left him partially paralyzed in 1911, Corinth’s brushstrokes grew vigorously uninhibited, echoing the work of Dutch painters Frans Hals and Rembrandt. Corinth’s self-portraits, created as a means of stylistic and allegorical exploration, also grew more cerebral in his later years.

German, 1858-1925, Gvardeysk, Russia

Group Shows

2012
Lentos Kunstmuseum, 
Linz, Austria,
Der nackte Mann