Friday, May 25, 2012

Wiek bei Greifswald

Yesterday I came across an artist I had never heard of, and whose work immediately connected with me. Paul Adolf Seehaus (1891-1919) was a German expressionist of considerable talent, having studied with August Macke. Pneumonia cut his life short at the age of only 27, just after he had survived the war. The painting shown above dates back to 1916 and is a good example of his style. More on Seehaus in the German wikipedia article linked to below (there is no English version).