Prof. Julius Seyler, sailing boat on the coast
lonely boat sailing in front of the coast and in the background lighthouse, pastose maritime painting, oil on canvas, about 1930, signed "J. Seyler", craquelure, framed, fold measures about 60.5 x 51 cm. Artist info: engl. Landscape and animal painter as well as sportsman (1873 Munich to 1955 Munich), at first enthusiastic skater, rower and sailor, among other things 1895 German champion in speed skating and 1896 and 1897 European champion in speed skating, destined for officer's career, later discontinued training and from 1890 private painting lessons with Ludwig Schmid-Reutte, Studied at the Munich Academy from 1892 under Wilhelm von Diez, Ludwig von Heterich and Heinrich von Zügel, 1900 turned to open-air painting, undertook study trips to the Netherlands, Belgium, the Atlantic, Norway, Canada and the USA, 1903-12 worked at Lake Ammersee, then in Munich, 1913 USA trip to relatives of his American wife Helga Boeckmann, the outbreak of the 1st World War. 1914-21 as farmer in Balsam Lake/Wisconsin and friendship with the Blackfoot Indians of Montana, 1921 return to Munich, 1924 appointment as Professor h. c., member of the board of the Munich Secession and member of the Reichsverband Bildender Künstler Deutschlands, travels to Paris, Southern France and Sylt, from about 1940 increasing blindness and temporary stay in Icking, lives from 1943 in Hirschau am Chiemsee, 1943 destruction of his studio in Munich and 1944 destruction of a large part of his works in the Pinakothek, 1946 return to Munich, source: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Dressler, Siegfried Wichmann "Julius Seyler", matriculation certificate of the Munich Academy and Wikipedia.
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