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Reiss, Winold Fritz

Amy M. Mooney

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Reiss, Winold Fritz (16 September 1886–29 August 1953), portrait painter, illustrator, and interior designer, was born in Karlsrühe, Germany, the son of Fritz Mahler Reiss, a landscape painter and portraitist; his mother’s name is not known. His early training with his father was followed by enrolling in the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he was influenced by Franz von Stuck, who also taught Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. Later Reiss enrolled in the School of Applied Arts, where he learned commercial design skills. While at the School of Applied Arts, he met and married fellow art student Henrietta Lüthy. From his classes and the exhibitions of Die Brücke and Der Bläue Reiter, Reiss synthesized elements of cubism, fauvism, and jungendstil into his own work....

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Subjects: Professional Interior Design ; Drawing and Pastels ; Painting

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