Lot 57: Richard Müller, 2 Male Nudes, Drawings, 1927-1928
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Chalk and charcoal on laid paper JW Zanders and greyish toned laid paper 'Ingres' (watermarks)
Richard Müller (1874-1954) German painter, graphic artist and professor at the Dresden Academy
Signed and dated Rich. Müll. / I februar 1928 resp. signed and dated Rich. Müll. / 2. März 1927 lower right
Sheet dimensions: 52 x 38 cm; 62.5 x 48 cm
Provenance: Private collection, Germany
The sheets are slightly discolored and light-stained, consistent with age. One of the sheets shows moisture marks and signs of a former mounting on recto. The other sheet has several small tears to the margins mostly strengthened with adhesive tape on the reverse.
Richard Müller (1874-1954)
At the age of 14, Richard Müller began a training at the art school of the Royal porcelain manufactory in Meissen. After one and a half years, he stopped the training to apply at the Art Academy in Dresden, where he was accepted. He studied under Leonard Gey and later under Leon Pohle. Max Klinger, whom he met in Dresden, motivated him to work with the technique of etching, giving the initial spark to an extensive graphic work. Müller's first large etching, Adam und Eva from 1898, was honored with the Prix de Rome by the Academy. In 1899 Müller accepted a teaching position at the Dresden Academy, becoming a professor starting from 1903. (cko)
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