Anton Räderscheid (Антон Рэдершайдт)

1892−1970


Biography


German painter, representative of the artistic style of New objectivity.

Having been in the School of applied arts in Cologne and at the Düsseldorf Academy of art, the first works of Anton RADARSAT in his career was influenced by expressionism and constructivism. After serving in the First world war he spent a short period as an art teacher, and then moved on a permanent freelance work as an artist. He maintained close contacts with other avant-garde artists of the Rhineland, Cologne "Progressives" and the circle of the Cologne Dadaists. Räderscheidt soon developed his own characteristic magic realism. In 1925 he participated in the groundbreaking exhibition in Mannheim under the name "New objectivity". Successful in the Weimar period, he became the official artist-degeneration in the Nazi period and left Germany, but he survived to old age is known to fame.

However, since the late 1920s, he returned to expressive images of his early period. In 1936, RADARSAT fled to Paris, and in 1942 in Switzerland. During the war he developed his revival of figurative modernism, and he did not return from his Swiss exile in Cologne until 1949. To earn a living, he created many portraits and urban landscapes that are popular with collectors, but also continued to paint in his own reduced style which is getting closer to pure abstraction, and was met with greater and greater recognition. His paintings consist of single pieces on empty, foreign streets.


In 1910, entered the School of applied art in Cologne

photo Anton Raderscheidt
1911-1914 — continues his studies at the Academy of arts in düsseldorf, receives a special seminar education teacher

1914-1917 — he enlisted in the army, participant of the First world war

1917-1919 — teaching in real school Cologne-Mulheim, then works a freelance artist

1919 — one of the founders and a member of the Cologne artistic group "Stupid"


1925 — participates in the exhibition "New objectivity" in Art Museum of Mannheim

1934-35 — moving to Berlin

1936 — fleeing from Nazi persecution in France

1937 — participates in the exhibition "Salon Sur-independent" (Salon des Surindependans), solo exhibition at the gallery Bilje-vorm

1938 — participates in the exhibition "Free German art", organized by the "Free Union of artists" (FKB) in the house of Culture in Paris as a protest against the Nazi propaganda exhibition "degenerate art"

1939-1942 — is in the position of an internee in Toulon, the Paris Atelier of the artist confiscated by the Nazis

1942 — flight to Switzerland

1947 — moved to Paris

1949 — the return of the artist in Cologne

1952 — retrospective of the work of A. Rederscheid in the Cologne artists ' Union

1953 takes part in the third German art exhibition in Dresden

1960 — participated in the exhibition of the German artists ' Union at the Art Museum in Baden-Baden

1962 — exhibition of works in Kelsom the Union of artists and in the House of arts Lempert

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