Acrobat Family

Hans Meid20th century

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

A pyramid of acrobats riding a horse. Proof Signed lower right, titled lower left.

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  • Title: Acrobat Family
  • Creator: Meid, Hans
  • Date Created: 20th century
  • Subject: Acrobats
  • Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
  • Physical Dimensions: w28.4 x h26.6 cm
  • Artist Biography: Along with Max Slevogt, Hans Meid (1883-1957) was a major leader of impressionism in Germany during the first decades of the twentieth century. A talented lithographic artist, etcher, engraver and painter, Hans Meid studied art in Karlsruhe under the direction of Trubner and Conz. His first artistic work dates from 1907, when he was employed as a designer for the firm of Meissen. Within several years, Hans Meid was creating both etchings and lithographs and exhibiting his art throughout Europe. In 1919, he accepted the post of Professor of Engraving at the Berlin Academy. During his career, Hans Meid created over 550 original lithographs, etchings, and dry points with the majority being landscapes, figure studies, and portraits. Most were made between 1910 and 1930, the period most scholars point to as being Meid's greatest. Park Landscape, one of the artist's largest and finest early works, was hailed immediately as a masterpiece in Germany. It was exhibited at the famous Berlin Secession of 1913, bringing Meid's Impressionist art to the forefront.
  • Type: Drypoint
  • Rights: This material may be used for personal, research, and educational purposes only. Any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. Please contact LBI librarians at lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org for further information.
  • External Link: LBI Art Collection, Center for Jewish History
  • Medium: Ink on paper


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