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.
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