Herkendell, Friedrich August (1876-1940)

Herkendell, Friedrich August (1876-1940)

German artist Friedrich August Herkendell produced vibrant landscapes, scenes and portraits with a broad brush and a strong sense of spirit. He was a masterful colourist - confident in his approach to colour harmony.

He only worked in France briefly but some of his early works are reminiscent of the French post-impressionists. They carry a sense of ‘joie de vivre’ and convey the electricity of early 20th-century Paris.

1876

Born in Düsseldorf.

1897

Enrolled at the Düsseldorf Art Academy and studied under Johann Peter Theodor Janssen and Willy Spatz.

1903

Enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich and studied under Ludwig von Herterich.

1907-1911

Active in Hamburg.

Travelled to The Netherlands, Italy and France.

1911-1912

Active in Paris.

'La Danse Apache'

Friedrich August Herkendell

1913

Returned to Düsseldorf.

1940

Died in Düsseldorf.

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