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Karl Walther was born on 19 August, 1905, is a painter. Discover Karl Walther's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 76 years old?

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With particular passion, Walther was devoted to forestscapes as a special discipline of landscape painting. These paintings account for nearly a quarter of his total work. Again and again, at any time of year and day and in all weathers, the artist was tempted into nature. Here, he created some very large-scale paintings, but without the romantic exaggeration of the 19th century. Initially, he was inspired to paint by the lowland forests in the Leipzig region (especially the riparian forest of Leutzsch), and later the Spreewald in Berlin. After moving to Lake Starnberg, the artist was offered almost unlimited opportunities for his search for subjects in the immediate area of Bernried.


In the spring of 1978, Walther suffered a stroke which forced him to give up painting, and he devoted his attention to music in his last years.


Together with Berlin painter friends, Walther travelled again to Venice in 1974, where he created a number of bright and vivid city images, and in 1976 to Berlin-Spandau. Karl Walther was a long-time member and vice-president of the Munich Artists' Association and participated in their annual exhibitions. From 1974 to 1976, Walther visited his hometown Leipzig and painted particular views of the Leipzig Brühl. In 1976, he created his last paintings in Berlin.

Walther's painting is influenced by French and German impressionists and his enthusiasm for Liebermann, Corinth and Slevogt, as well as for their predecessors, Velázquez and Constable. Early in his career, he studied works by German impressionists in the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts, being significantly influenced by works by Slevogt, Corinth and Liebermann, Leistikow, Leibl, Hagemeister and Schuch. Walther also got important suggestions from Menzel, Courbet and the Leibl Circle. In 1974, Walther recalled the impact that Lovis Corinth's book Das Erlenen der Malerei ("On Learning to Paint", published in 1908) had for him: "I got to know this book," he wrote, "as early as 1922, when I finally made up my mind [...] to devote myself entirely to the pictorial representation of reality. Since I first ever took any lessons at an academy or private school, Corinth was my only textbook instructions for self-study of human, animal, landscape and architectural painting".


After World War II, Walther created many pictures of the destroyed city of Munich. At the end of May 1946 and again in 1947, Walther returned to Würzburg. In the summer of 1947, his paintings were exhibited at the Würzburg city hall. On this occasion, the artist painted more images documenting the destroyed town. In 1950, Walther again participated in the International Carnegie Exhibition in Pittsburgh. With the expansion of his property in Seeshaupt, Walther worked almost exclusively on contract works. During this time, he painted several portraits of American military personnel and diplomats, including the Consul General in Munich, Sam E. Woods. In 1960, Walther painted for two months at Lake Garda and in the South Tyrol. In 1962, he traveled to the memorial exhibition to mark the 300th birthday of Frans Hals in Haarlem, Netherlands. In May 1964, Walther's father Karl Friedrich Walther (who was living in Leipzig) died, followed in February 1968 by his mother Bertha. From 1968 on, Walther painted again in the South Tyrol, in Brixen and Merano among others, and from 1970 on in Salorno and the Seiser Alm.


Beside numerous solo exhibitions, Walther regularly took part in the Great German Art Exhibition in the Haus der Kunst in Munich. Until 1944, he exhibited a total of 29 images, of which 13 were sold. Despite his participation in this exhibition, which was propagated as the most important cultural event in Nazi Germany, Walther cannot be attributed to the Art of the Third Reich as his works were never based on the Nazi art conception and its related heroic realism. Walther's art of that era was often inspired by a tristesse which reflected the reality of his objects in an impressionistic manner, but without any political coloration. Walther greatly admired and was influenced by Lovis Corinth, whose works were denounced as Degenerate Art by the Nazis.

His talent in picturing the mood of cities and his success during the Great German Art Exhibition preserved Walther for a long time from conscription to the Wehrmacht: until mid-1944, after the completion of a number of paintings of Würzburg at the invitation of Prof. Heinrich Dikreiter (Founder of the Municipal Gallery of Würzburg), Walther was exempted from military service.

In 1940, Walther moved from Leipzig to Munich, and in 1943 to Seeshaupt on Lake Starnberg (in 1942 he had to give up his studio in Berlin because of bomb attacks). On September 1, 1944, Walther was called up to military service and deployed in Northern Italy. There he fell into British captivity, where he became friends with the Würzburg painter and graphic artist Josef Scheuplein in the POW camp of Rimini.


In 1932, Karl Walther received the Albrecht Dürer-award and in 1942 the Veit Stoss-award of the City of Nuremberg.


Following a lithography apprenticeship, Walther studied music (1920) and then painting (1925) at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig with Heinz Dörffel and Fritz Ernst Rentsch. In Leutzsch, the western suburb of Leipzig, Walther had his first studio. In 1929, Walther moved to Berlin. By means of Max Liebermann and Ulrich Hübner, he was accepted as a master student of Max Slevogt in 1932, who, however, died shortly before his arrival. Walther had his first solo exhibition in September 1926 at the gallery of Heinrich Barchfeld in Leipzig, followed by an exhibition at the gallery of Victor Hartberg in Berlin in the same year. The exhibition in Berlin was followed by international exhibitions at the Carnegie Institute of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh in 1935, the Berlin Secession in 1928, and the Venice Biennale in 1938. Painting stays abroad led him to the Lake Lugano in 1930, to Paris in 1931, where he met Oskar Kokoschka, and to the Rembrandt-Exhibition in Amsterdam in 1932. In 1933, Walther traveled for three months in Florence and Tuscany. In 1935, Walther married Gnade-Maria Knote, the daughter of a pastor and librarian.


Karl Walther (August 19, 1905 in Zeitz – June 9, 1981 in Seeshaupt) was a painter of the German Post-Impressionist school, and an exponent of plein air painting. His works include portraits, still lifes, cityscapes and landscape paintings.