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Meidner, Ludwig

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00120121
Meidner, Ludwig

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German, 20th century, male.

Active in England between 1939 and 1952.

Born 18 April 1884, in Bernstadt (now Bierutów, Poland); died 14 May 1966, in Darmstadt.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, lithographer, writer. Portraits, urban landscapes.

Arbeitsrat für Kunst group.

Ludwig Meidner was educated in Katowice before enrolling, in 1903, at the Königliche Akademie in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) to study drawing and composition. In 1905, he moved to Berlin to earn his living as designer of advertisements for a furrier. From July 1906 to April 1907, he was in Paris, taking courses under Cormon and at the Académie Julian, where he met and befriended Modigliani, and encountered the work of Cézanne and Van Gogh. In 1909, after returning to Berlin, he founded, with Arnold Zweig, ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Book Arts and Illustration ; Prints and Printmaking ; 20th-Century Art

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