Professor Hermann Dischler
25th September 1866 - 20th March 1935
Hermann Dischler was born on the 25th of September in 1866 in Freiburg i.Br. He received his artistic training in the art school in Karlsruhe, he was student of Gustav Schönleber. Thereafter he was engaged as a painter in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald area.
1894, after he finished his studies, he built himself an artist’s workroom in Freiburg i.Br. At this time he went on a lot of trips and his trusty camera followed him everywhere. Five years later he started to number and comment his artworks, which he collected in 29 «Bildbüchern (books of pictures)».
In the winter months from 1905 to 1907 he stayed in the Todtnauer Hütte, where a lot of his oil studies arise.
The snowy winter landscapes became his typical theme and he called himself «Schneemoler (snowpainter)». 1917 he received his professorship by Grand Duke Friedrich II.
In 1927 he had an exhibition with artists like Curt Liebich, Julius Heffner, Wilhelm Nagel, Wilhelm Wickertsheimer a.o., they called themselves «Die Schwarzwälder (the Black Forests)». He died on the 20th of March in 1935 in Hinterzarten. Today his works are extremely appreciated because the snowy landscape present the untouched nature.
Lit: Exhibition Catalogue Augustiner Museum, Freiburg i.Br., 1993
«Herbst im Hotzenwald». Blick auf Niederwihl von Görwihl aus.
Aquarell und Tempera auf Malkarton. U.r. sign. und (19)33 dat. Verso auf der Rahmenrückwand auf einem Originaletikett des Künstlers nochmals sign., handschriftlich bet., «Jahrgang 1933» dat. und «Aqua-Tempera Nr 1597» num. sowie auf einem weiteren Etikett Besitzervermerk.
«Herbst im Hotzenwald (autumn in Hotzenwald)». View of Niederwihl from Görwihl.
Watercolour and tempera on cardboard. Signed lower right and dated (19)33. Verso on the back board on the artist’s original label signed again, handwritten titled, dated «Jahrgang 1933» and numbered «Aqua-Tempera Nr 1597» as well as on another label annotations of owner.
H 27,9, W 39,9 cm.
Provenance: private possession