Lovis Corinth

Biography



1858
Was born as Franz Heinrich Lovis Corinth July 21, 1858 in Tapiau, East Prussia

1876
Studies at the Art Academy in Königsberg as disciple of Otto Günther

1880
Continuation of his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich

1884
Joined the private art school “Académie Julian” in Paris

1888
Relocation to Berlin

1891-1892
Move to Munich where he joined the Munich Secession

1900
Friendship with Max Liebermann and Gerhard Hauptmann as well as participation in the Berlin Secession’s second exhibition

1901
Relocation to Berlin and foundation of an art school

1903
Marriage to his disciple Charlotte Berend in March

1911
Appointment as President of the Berlin Secession. In December, Corinth suffered a stroke as a result of which his body remained paralyzed on one side

1917
Portrait of Alfred von Tirpitz

1918
Professorship at the Academy of Arts in Berlin

1924
Portrait of the German President Friedrich Ebert

1925
Died July 17, 1925 in Amsterdam