Thursday, July 9, 2020

Franz Eichhorst: Painter, engraver, illustrator

Franz Eichhorst was born in Berlin on September 7, 1885. He was one of the most sought-after German painters in the Third Reich. He was known for his war paintings supporting the Nazi regime.

He studied under the direction of Friedrich Kallmorgen at the Berlin Academy of Arts. Eichhorst volunteered for military service for Germany in World War I. In the early 1920s, Eichhorst set up a summer studio in Matrei in Osttirol.

In 1928, he created one of his most well-known works, Mädchen mit Krug (Girl with Pitcher). In 1938 he created a series of war murals for the Schöneberg city hall in Berlin. With 56 works exhibited between 1937-1944 he was the most exhibited artist on the Great German Art Exhibitions at Haus der Kunst in Munich. On April 20, 1938 Eichhorst received by Adolf Hitler the honorary title of Professor.

Franz Eichhorst died on April 30, 1948 (aged 62) Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria.
Franz Eichhorst: Painter, engraver, illustrator

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