Richard LINDNER |
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Germany 1901 - 1978
German/American, 1901 - 1978
Lindner was born in Hamburg, Germany. His mother was American.
He was brought up in Nuremberg, where he first studied music, then art, and continued his studies in Munich in 1924.
Being Jewish and a socialist, he fled Germany to Paris in 1933. He did not paint much there, but became part of the Montparnasse artist 'scene'.
In 1941 he again fled, this time to New York, with his friend Saul Steinberg. Once in New York he became a prominent member of the expatriate European art colony and among his friends and admirers was Fernand Leger.
He worked as a magazine illustrator to make a living but painted al the while and by the 1960s he was considered one of the most important painters in America. His semi-figurative interpretation of New York 'types', using bold, vivid colours brought him fame and recognition.
From 1965 there were numerous museum exhibitions of his work in America, France, Holland and Switzerland and today it is included in most important museums such as the Whitney and MOMA in New York and the Kunsthaus in Zurich.
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