Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Sepp Hilz (1906-1967): German painter

Sepp Hilz was born in Northern Bavaria on October 22, 1906. His first teachings came from his father George Hilz, a painter and notable restorer of churches.

From 1921 to 1927 he studied in Munich at the Kunstgewerbeschule and at the private school of graphic art of Prof. Moritz Heymanns. From 1930 on he painted mostly landscapes in the style of Wilhelm Leibl and thus he became known as a ‘Bauernmaler’ (farmer painter).

Sepp began his work as a painter in his studio in Munich working mainly for regional exhibitions and displays and continued to copy the works of the great Flemish painters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, van Delft and Brouwer. Until the end of the 1920's Sepp dedicated himself to his studies and paintings of churches in the Upper Bavarian country.

Sepp Hilz was famous for his crisp portraits and nudes. Besides an obvious nod to the German renaissance, there is freshness and technical mastery in his work.

Sepp Hilz's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from $2,103 USD to $3,740 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork.
Sepp Hilz (1906-1967): German painter
Rural Trilogy by Sepp Hilz
Rural Trilogy by Sepp Hilz

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