Lovis Corinth _21 July 1858_17 July 1925_His mature work realized a synthesis of impressionism and expressionism. We like Lovis Corinth mid-stream transitioning these two movements.
Corinth was born Franz Heinrich Louis on 21 July 1858 in Tapiau, in Prussia. In 1876 he went to study painting in the Academy of Konigsberg. In 1880 he traveled to Munich, which rivaled Paris as the avant-garde art center in Europe at the time. There he studied briefly with Franz von Defregger before gaining admission to the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, where he studied under Ludwig von Lofftz. The realism of Corinth’s early works was encouraged by Löfftz’s teaching, which emphasized careful observation of colors and values. Other important influences were Courbet and the Barbizon School, through their interpretation by the Munich artists Wilhelm Leibl and Wilhelm Trubner. In 1884 Corinth studied in Paris under William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Tony Robert-Fleury at the Academie Julian. Painters that started in Munich and Ended up the Julian seemed to have faired well.