Ernst Oppler1919-1920

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

A group of men in heavy coats and caps is seen through the open doorway. They are prisoners of wars, the print was included in a collection called KRIEG und KUNST, published in Berlin. Signed lower right, dated lower left.

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  • Title: Slovaks
  • Creator: Oppler, Ernst
  • Date Created: 1919-1920
  • Subject: Slovaks
  • Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
  • Physical Dimensions: w34 x h40.8 cm
  • Artist Biography: Ernst Oppler (1867-1929), painter and engraver. With his brother Alexander, he trained at the Munich Academy and later established studios in Berlin where they became members of the well-known Berlin Secession. An impressionist painter of portraits, interiors, landscapes, and movement in the early 19th century. Oppler became fascinated with the Imperial Russian Ballet after its brilliant emergence in Western Europe. He followed and caught their every movement by sketching them night after night in the darkened theatre with a broad lighted pencil, transferring these impressions at home in his studio to copper plates and into pastels and oils. Opplerâ��s works are in the collections of many museums including the National Gallery in Berlin, the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, and the Modern Gallery in Venice.
  • Type: Lithograph
  • 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