Auctions → 7 and 8 May 2021: Jewellery and Watches - Art and Antiques → Art and Antiques → Christian Rohlfs: Red Canna Indica
Tempera/japan, 50 x 35 cm, lo. ri. mongr. CR, on the reverse handwritten label 'Chr. Rohlfs, Hagen, Hochstr. 73, Germany or: Ascona, Casa Margot, Switzerland', matted and framed under glass. - Provenance: Formerly collection Of Axel and Rosemarie Springer; private collection Schleswig-Holstein. - Important German expressionist painter. R. studied at the Weimar academy under P. Thumann since 1870, developed his style from naturalism to impressionism in his Weimar time. On invitation of K. E. Osthaus he became teacher at the Folkwang university of the arts in 1901. Many of his works were removed from museums as 'degenerate' by the Nazis in 1937. His art was honoured posthumously at the Documenta I in 1955. Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle), Berlin, Munich, Karlsruhe, Düsseldorf, Essen (Folkwang-Mus.), Aachen, Hagen, Weimar a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit a. others.