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Hermann Stenner: A Pioneer of German Expressionism (Great Masters in Art)

Hermann Stenner: A Pioneer of German Expressionism (Great Masters in Art)

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Publication Date: November 3rd, 2021
Hirmer Publishers
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An intimate and bibliophilic artist monograph of the German Expressionist Hermann Stenner.

Hermann Stenner (1891–1914) was one of the most remarkable talents of the twentieth century. His promising career was cut short death by his death in battle in World War I when he was twenty-three. Stenner’s body of work is all the more impressive because of the compressed time frame in which it was produced—just five years of study and creative work. After attending painting classes at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, he transferred to study under the painter Adolf Hölzel, becoming the artist’s master student in 1912. In addition to the “Hölzel Circle,” Stenner also belonged to the circle of Westphalian Expressionists, which included artists such as Peter August Böckstiegel, Else Lohmann, August Macke, and Carlo Mense. By 1913, Stenner was already participating in important exhibitions in Germany and abroad alongside artists like Egon Schiele and Max Slevogt. In 1914, only a few months before he died in the war, he executed a cycle of wall paintings in the entrance hall of the Werkbund exhibition in Cologne with artists Oskar Schlemmer and Willi Baumeister.
This artist’s remarkable oeuvre, which includes 280 paintings and more than 1,500 drawings, has recently attracted new critical attention. This publication celebrates the great rediscovery of one of the pioneers of German Expressionism.

About the Author

Christoph Wagner is a lecturer and head of the Art History Department at the University of Regensburg in Germany.