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Hans Thomas (1839-1924)

He was born in Bernau in the Black Forest, Germany. Having started life as a painter of clock-faces, he entered in 1859 the Karlsruhe academy, where he studied under Schirmer and Des Coudres. He subsequently studied and worked, with but indifferent success, in Düsseldorf, Paris, Italy, Munich and Frankfurt, until his reputation became firmly established as the result of an exhibition of some thirty of his paintings in Munich. In spite of his studies under various masters, his art has little in common with modern ideas, and is formed partly by his early impressions of the simple idyllic life of his native district, partly by his sympathy with the early German masters, particularly with Altdorfer and Cranach. In his love of the details of nature, in his precise (though by no means faultless) drawing of outline, and in his predilection for local coloring, he has distinct affinities with the Pre-Raphaelites.Many of his pictures have found their way into two private collections in Liverpool. A portrait of the artist, and two subject pictures, "The Guardian of the Valley" and "Spring Idyll," are at the Dresden Gallery; "Eve in Paradise " and "The Open Valley" at the Frankfurt Museum. Other important pictures of his are "Paradise", "Christ and Nicodemus", "The Flight into Egypt", "Charon", " Pieta", " Adam and Eve", "Solitude", "Tritons", besides many landscapes and portraits. He has also produced numerous lithographs and pen drawings, and some decorative mural paintings, notably in a cafe at Frankfurt, and in the music room of Mr Pringsheimer's house in Munich.Hans Thoma died in Karlsruhe in 1924 at the age of 85.

Auf der Waldwiese
1876
47,2x37,5 cm
Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main




Schafherde bei Oberursel
1896
68x102 cm

Blick durchs offene Fenster (Oberursel)
1895
Öl auf Karton
77x62 cm
Kunstgalerie Gera

Mainlandschaft ("Frühling")
1874
Ö auf Gips
191x288 cm

Im Sonnenschein
108x85 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe

Schwarzwaldhaus im Winter
189x114 cm

Strand bei New Brighton
1881

Sommer in Oberursel ("Julitag")
1896
Öl auf Karton
75x100 cm
Sammlung Schäfer, Schweinfurt
Die Gerbermühle
1890
Ö auf Papier
85x96 cm
Kunsthandlung J.P. Schneider
Taunustal
1897
66x54 cm
Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt


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