Lovis Corinth

Corinth, Lovis (lōˈvēs kôˈrĭnt) [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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