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.
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.
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