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Original Mixed Media Artwork by Willi Deutzmann ( 1897-1958) Circa 1950

A circa 1950, original mixed media artwork by Willi Deutzmann ( 1897-1958)
Untitled. Signed and dated 1950

WILLI DEUTZMANN

born 5.2. 1897 in Solingen-Wald died August 28, 1958 in Solingen-Wald
Lessons at the technical school under Prof. Reschke and Prof. Woenne and commercial upper teacher Füllbeck.
Co-founder of the artists’ group “Junger Westen”, Recklinghausen, and the artists’ association Der Hellweg”, Bochum. Member of the West German Artists’ Association, Hagen, the Rhenish Secession, Düsseldorf, and the defunct group “Kölner Künstler”.
Member of the old Solingen artists’ association, chairman of the Solingen artists’ community.
From 1955 head of the nude and figure class at the technical school.
Exhibitions in Solingen (1947 for his 50th birthday, 1957 for his 60th birthday), Wuppertal, Münster, Bochum, Mülheim, Kassel, Itzehoe. Individual works at exhibitions in Recklinghausen, Hagen, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Berlin and in many other domestic and foreign cities.
Images owned by the German Blade Museum in Solingen and the Municipal Museum in Wuppertal

“I’ve always tried to focus on the essentials, tried to get to the heart of things. So I had to get to the laws that applied to me. No artist can escape the time in which he is placed; he has to come to terms with it in order to arrive at his own clear picture of the world. This effort is not only intellectual, but intuitive in the same way.”
Willi Deutzmann in the Junger Westen catalogue, 1951

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Reference number

18099

Origin

Mid 20th century

Measurements

Height: 75cm (29.5 inches)
Width: 56cm (22.0 inches)

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