Otto Pippel (1878 - 1960), important Munich impressionist
Sailing boats on the lake
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View of the lake (probably Chiemsee) with saling boats by one of the most important late impressionsits in southern Germany Otto Eduard Pippel (1878 in Łódź, Russian Empire, now Poland - 1960 in Planegg).
Pippel was born in Lódz as the son of immigrant German parents. In 1896 he entered the Strasbourg School of Applied Arts. After his military service, he completed his studies in Karlsruhe in 1905 with Friedrich Fehr and Julius Hugo Bergmann and completed his training with Gotthardt Kuehl at the Dresden Academy. But a stay in Paris in 1908, where he met the French Impressionists, was formative for his further work. In 1909 he took up permanent residence in Planegg near Munich. In 1912 he was a member of the "Luitpold Group" and exhibited for the first time in Munich. During the First World War he was an interpreter. After 1918 he lived and worked in his house in Planegg. In a perfect impressionistic manner he painted diverse landscapes, still lifes and city vedutas, he also mastered figure painting. His motifs from Munich city life such as the Hofgarten, Englischer Garten and Hirschgarten made him famous.
Characteristic of Pippel's work is an impasto, shimmering application of paint that tries to capture light and air in the picture. Stylistically, his impressionistic understanding shows only minor changes over the years. The resolution of shapes and colors is more or less developed in some cases, expressive approaches seem to emerge more strongly occasionally, without, however, due to a lack of meaningful dates, being able to derive a linear development from it. Undisputed by the more modern trends of the time, Otto Pippel remained stuck with his style.
Provenienz: Neumeister, 23.06.1999, München, Deutschland, Lot-Nr. 693. Abbildung auf Seite 265 des Katalogs. Zuschlagspreis DM 5.000,00.