Albert Weisgerber, “Garçon nu Assis dans un Bois”, 1912, Oil on Board
Albert Weisgerber was a German painter whose work forms a bridge between the Impressionist and early Expressionist movements. He studied at the Munich Art Academy and became friends with Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Karl Arnold. Weisgerber is known today for his cartoons, illustrations, as well as his paintings. He joined the German army in World War I, was promoted to the rank of major and was killed at the age of 37 while participating in the Battle of Fromellles in France.
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