Weisgerber, Albert

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Name
Weisgerber, Albert Gender: M
born on 21 April 1878 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place St.Ingbert (Saarland), Germany, 49n17, 7e0730
Timezone LMT m7e0730 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 01°21' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 29°23 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 24°14'



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Albert Weisgerber (Self-portrait, 1908)

Biography

German painter whose work forms a bridge between Impressionism and early Expressionism. He is also known today for his cartoons and illustrations.

From 1897 to 1901 he studied at the Munich Art Academy under Franz von Stuck. He became friends with artists Hans Purrmann, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Max Slevogt, and Karl Arnold.

In 1898, he set up his own artists' group, Sturmfackel, with his friend Alfred Kubin. He earned his living making illustrations for the magazine Jugend.

In 1913 he became founding president of the artists' collective; Münchner Neue Secession, with members such as Alexej von Jawlensky, Paul Klee and Alexander Kanoldt.

He was close friends with Theodor Heuss, who later became the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949. Heuss' young face can often be found within Weisgerber's paintings.

He joined the German army in World War I and was promoted to the rank of major before being shot and killed on 10 May 1915 in the Battle of Fromelles, west of Rijsel. He was 37.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • friend relationship with Kandinsky, Wassily (born 4 December 1866 Jul.Cal. (16 Dec 1866 greg.))
  • friend relationship with Klee, Paul (born 18 December 1879)

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 1907 (Margaret Pohl)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file (no. 146).

Categories

  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups (Artists' circle, "Sturmfackel")
  • Vocation : Art : Cartoonist
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Illustrator)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Killed
  • Vocation : Military : Military service