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
«Altes Schwarzwaldhaus im Schnee». Öl auf Leinwand, doubliert. U.l. sign. und (19)24 dat. Verso auf dem Keilrahmen auf einem Originaletikett des Künstlers nochmals sign. und handschriftlich bet., bez. «Jahrgang 1924.», «Oelbild (?)31» sowie «Hinterzarten». Verso auf dem Keilrahmen mehrfach mit dem Künstlerstempel versehen.
«Altes Schwarzwaldhaus im Schnee (old Black Forest house in the snow)». Oil on canvas, relined. Singed lower left and dated (19)24. Verso on the stretcher signed again and handwritten titled on the artist’s original label, inscribed «Jahrgang 1924.», «Oelbild (?)31», as well as «Hinterzarten». Verso on the stretcher stamped with the artist’s stamp several times.