List of Artists → Lesser Ury
Landscape and figure painter, distinguished in depicting Berlin urban life in a colourful impressionism. U. studied at the Düsseldorf academy under J. J. H. Müller and in Brussels under J. F. Portaels, who recommended him to L. Bonnat. He went to Paris to continue his studies under J. Lefèbvre. In 1887 he settled in Berlin where he established connections with W. Uhde and M. Liebermann. The Michael Beer prize awarded him in 1890 allowed him to go to Italy. U. had numerous exhibitions, among others at the Berlin secession in 1922 and in the Berlin National Gallery in 1931. Mus.: Berlin (Nat. Gall.), Görlitz, Graz. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, D. Rosenbach: L. U., das druckgraphische Werk, 2002.