Hermann Baumeister (Karlsruhe 1867-1944)
Garden on the banks of the Jordan
Material: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 77 x 57 cm
About the Artist:
Hermann Baumeister was a German architectural and landscape painter.He was the son of Reinhard Baumeister (1833-1917), who is considered a father of modern urban planning. In 1884 he attended the humanistic high school in Karlsruhe (today’s Bismarck-Gymnasium). In 1885 he enlisted as a one-year volunteer in the artillery in Karlsruhe-Gottesaue. Baumeister studied at the technical colleges in Karlsruhe from 1886 to 1888 and in Munich from 1888 to 1890. From 1891 to 1892 he studied with Adolf Seel and at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. Between 1891 and 1908 Baumeister undertook extensive annual study trips, including to Tyrol, Corfu, Greece, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Tenerife, Madeira, Egypt, and Switzerland. He painted mainly watercolors. His paintings show, besides landscapes, mostly architecture with Italian motifs. In 1898 he was involved in the pictorial decoration of the auditorium of the University of Karlsruhe. Occasionally, works by Baumeister can be found in the auction trade. His portrait can be found as a gargoyle on the Stephanienbrunnen fountain in Karlsruhe.