Lesser Ury

Biography



1861
Was born November 7, 1861 in Birnbaum, near the Prussian province of Posen

1873
Family move to Berlin

1879
Enrollment at the Academy of Arts in Dusseldorf

1880
Stays abroad in Brussels, Paris and Antwerp

1882
Joined the “Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles”

1887
Return to Berlin

1890
„Michael-Beer Prize “

1892
Rift with Max Liebermann

1893
Journeys to Italy. Great solo exhibition at Fritz Gurlitt’s

1896
First monumental painting “Jerusalem” was created

1902
Great exhibition at the Viennese Art Salon

1910
Was granted a Hall of Honor at the Berlin-Lehrte railway during the Great Berlin Art Exhibition  

 1915
First exhibition with the Berlin Secession

1921
The Berlin Secession appointed Ury as honorary member

1927
Exhibition of drawings by Ury at the National Gallery in Berlin

1931
Lesser Ury died of cardiac failure October 8, 1931