Georg Schrimpf (1889 – 1938, German)

Photo of artist Georg Schrimpf, cats in artGeorg Schrimpf (1889 – 1938, German) was born in Munich and during WWI was staunchly anti-war. In his efforts to avoid military service, he lived in Berlin and worked as an artist. He was self-taught, honing his craft by copying the Old Masters. In 1916, Shrimpf’s works were exhibited to much acclaim. Along with Otto Dix and Christian Schad, he joined the right wing art trend Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity). In the beginning, his paintings were accepted by the Nazis as a representation of German Romanticism. Schrimpf was able to become a professor at the Royal School of Art in Berlin in 1933, but this did not last long, as he was fired in 1937 because of his communist leanings. The Nazis banned his works from exhibition, and Schrimpf died not long after in 1938.

Schrimpf produced a few paintings and woodblock prints of cats. Obviously, he must have owned and been fond of them.

Georg Schrimpf was commemorated in 1995 with a stamp of his 1923, Still Life with Cat.


Georg Schrimpf-Briefmarke-Postage Stamp of Still Life with Cats



Georg Schrimpf, Still Life with Cat, 1923 (2)




Georg Schrimpf, Playing Cats




Georg Schrimpf, Sleeping Cat




Georg Schrimpf, Woman and Cat




Maria mit katze by georg schrimpf, Georg Schrimpf 




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