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Emil Betzler 'Couple in Red' German Expressionist Painting



Emil Betzler German expressionist tempera painting on ingrain 'Couple in red, early 1960s Outstanding piece of expressionist art. Not signed, but clearly attributable to Emil Betzler. Similar work shown in 'Emil Betzler' - monograph of his art work released in 1968 by Prof. Dr. Hans Meyers, Metopen Verlag Franfurt/M, illustration No. No. 32, 41 or 48. Paintings by Emil Betzler are rarely seen on the art market. His artwork was shown in 32 galleries and museums inter alia in Frankfurt/M., Düsseldorf, Berlin, Ancona and Paris, thereof 8 solo exhibitions. Painting size: 57.5 x 34 cm / 22.6 x 13.4 in Black cardboard size: 70 x 50 cm / 27.5 x 19.7 in. The condition of the painting is very good, aging of the cardboard can be noticed. Emil Betzler (1892-1974) was a German Expressionist painter and graphic artist, author and a teacher. He belongs to the generation of Chagall, Ernst, Dix and Grosz and was a friend of Germany's best known Expressionist painter, sculptor and printmaker Max Beckmann. He was co-founder of the artist group 'Ghat‘. In 1933 Emil Betzler was accused by the National Socialists of being a 'representative of deformed, expressionistic, Bolshevik art' a spy of the Jews and a member of the KPD. The Nazis had branded his work as ‘Degenerate Art‘. 1967 he has been awarded the German Federal Cross of Merit. Paintings by Emil Betzler are rarely seen on the art market. His artwork was shown in 32 galleries and museums inter alia in Frankfurt/M., Düsseldorf, Berlin, Ancona and Paris, thereof 8 solo exhibitions.


  • Creator
    Emil Betzler (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.56 in. (70 cm)Width: 19.69 in. (50 cm)Depth: 0.04 in. (1 mm)
  • Style
    Expressionist (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
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  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Niederdorfelden, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2340318845112

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