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
«Niederwinden im Elzthal». Blick auf die Kirche St. Leonhard. Öl auf Leinwand, auf Karton kaschiert. U.l. sign. und 1917 dat. Verso auf vier Originaletiketten des Künstlers handschriftlich bet. nochmals «Ostern 1917» dat. und undeutlich bez., gestempelt «Naturstudie» sowie «No. 342» num.
«Niederwinden im Elzthal (Niederwinden in Elz Valley)». View of the church St. Leonhard. Oil on canvas, mounted on cardboard. Signed lower left and dated 1917. Verso handwritten titled, dated «Easter 1917» again, indistinctly inscribed, stamped «Naturstudie» as well as numbered «No. 342» on four of the artist’s original labels.
H 28,5, W 37,5 cm.