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
Das Ende des Winters - weite Schwarzwaldlandschaft mit Tannen. Öl auf Leinwand. U.r. sign. und (19)16 dat. Verso auf mehreren Originaletiketten des Künstlers «565» num. und unleserlich bez. Vereinzelte Farbabplatzungen.
Außergewöhnliches Werk des Künstlers in beeindruckendem Format, das im Werk Dischlers zweifellos eine bedeutsame Rolle einnimmt. Die pointillistische Ausführung des zart getönten Himmels zeugt vom Interesse des Malers an zeitgleichen Kunstströmungen, mit denen er sich offenbar bewusst auseinandersetzte.
The end of winter - vast Black Forest landscape with fir trees. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right and dated (19)16. Verso numbered «565» on several original labels of the artist, as well as illegibly inscribed. Isolated paint loss.
Exceptional and impressive sized work of the artist, having an important position within Dischler’s oeuvre. The pointillistic brushwork, which is used for the delicately coloured sky, reflects the artist’s interest and examination of simultaneous art movements.