By: Max Brüning. Max Brüning (1887-1968) was a German painter and etcher born in Delitsch. He was a student of Alois Kolb and Peter Palm at the Leipzig Academy. He later also attended the Munich Academy under Franz von Stuck. During WWI he was enlisted drawing for the German Warnewspaper. He befriended the Crownprinz Wilhelm. After this war he moved back to Leipzig and then to Berlin where he worked for periodicals and made portraits of woman with a light erotic character. This portrait can probably be placed in this period. His studio was a well-known meeting ground for a variety of personalities active in art, film, sport and politics. As world problems errupted this life changed. in 1936 he married the paintress Viktoria Richter, with whom he completed many joint pieces. In 1943 many of his plates were destroyed …
Age estimate: c.1923-1935.
Size sheet: c. 36 x 52 cm.
Condition: Overall light soiling; Light creasing and denting of the paper; Some surface abbrasion, particularly at eyebrom and right plate edge; Light dampstaining at right middle under hair of female; Tear in top right paper edge, backed and not effecting image.
This is a preview item not fully described. Please inquire for possible additional information.