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Emil Betzler 'Icarus'' German Expressionist Painting

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Emil Betzler German Expressionist tempera painting 'Icarus', 1962 ('Ikarus') Outstanding piece of expressionist art. Not signed, but clearly attributable to Emil Betzler. Similar works shown in 'Emil Betzler', monograph of his art work released in 1968 by Prof. Dr. Hans Meyers, Metopen Verlag Franfurt/M. Painting size: 62.5 x 42 cm / 24.6 x 16.5 in The condition of the painting is excellent. 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. We can offer a collection of paintings by Emil Betzler. Not all paintings are dated and signed, but clearly attributable to Emil Betzler.


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