Oil/cardboard/wood, 34,5 x 49,5 cm. - Impressionist landscape, figure and still life painter. W. studied 1886-89 at the Berlin Academy, in 1890 he was pupil of P. A. Schou in Copenhagen. Back in Hamburg he was among the founders of the Hamburgischer Künstlerclub in 1897. Since 1896 he also made designs for the Scherrebek tapestry manufacture. W. travelled Paris in 1900. In the following year he became lecturerer at the Hamburg Kunstgewerbeschule, in 1926 he was made professor at the Landeskunstschule. Almost his entire painted oeuvre was detroyed in the bombing of Hamburg in 1943; as a consequence the artist moved to the countryside. W. was teacher of most of the Hamburg plein-air painters of the first half of the 20th cent. Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle, Altonaer Museum), Schleswig (SHLM), Güstrow. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Der Neue Rump, Heydorn, Meyer-Tönnesmann a. others.