Lovis Corinth

German (1858 - 1925)
Lovis Corinth Höllenfragment [Hell, fragment] about 1901 Private Collection on long term loan to the National Galleries of Scotland

Biography

Born 1858
Died 1925
Nationality German
Birth place Gvardeysk
Death place Zandvoort

Born in East Prussia, Corinth studied in Munich and Paris. He lived in Munich for the first half of his career, moving to Berlin in 1901. After suffering a stroke in 1911 he was paralysed on the right side of his body and learned to paint with his left hand. This accentuated his move away from Impressionism towards a form of Expressionism characterised by vigorous brushwork and a frequently surprising interpretation of traditional subject matter.