Thursday, November 5, 2020

Friedrich Wilhelm Kalb: German painter

Friedrich Wilhelm Kalb (1889-1977), was born and raised in Münich. Both of his father and grandfather were bankers.

He completed his studies in medicine and psychiatry in Berlin at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institut; in 1916 he was promoted as Doctor of Medicine. He originally went to school of medicine in Berlin to become a physician graduated in 1916 as a doctor of medicine.

Later, he went to the Art Academy in Munich where he studied until 1921 under Carl Johann Becker-Gundahl.

He was first interested in landscapes, then moved to Greek Mythology, and finally embraced the National Socialist ideal.

As member of the Münchener Kunstgenossenschaft’, from 1921 onwards Kalb frequently exhibited drawings and paintings at the Grosse Münchener Kunstausstellung in the Glaspalast. Later, in 1938 he also exhibited also in the Münchener Kunstausttellung, Maximilianeum.

Kalb painting subsequently purchased by Adolf Hitler, such as Werden (Values), which was in Hitler’s private collection.
Friedrich Wilhelm Kalb: German painter

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