ARTISTS / Modern art
Paul Kleinschmidt

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1883born in Bublitz/Pomerania
1902-05studies at the academy in Berlin with Anton von Werner and in Munich with Heinrich von Zügel
1906freelance painter and graphic artist
1909-11Participates in the exhibitions of the Berlin Secession; acquaintance with Julius Meier-Graefe
1914-15military service
1925exhibition in the gallery F. Gurlitt, Berlin
1928Exhibition at the gallery A. Flechtheim, Berlin; Erich Cohn becomes his patron
1934Stay in New York
1936Emigration to Holland and France
1943forced repatriation and ban on painting
1949died in Bensheim
The exclusivity with which Kleinschmidt devoted himself to the subject of women (his wife Margarethe usually served as a model) is probably unparalleled. Equally incomparable is the unflinching directness with which he grasps reality and evokes its literally plump actuality. In his paintings, lush barmaids, waitresses, strumpets, dancers, and circus riders act with great poise in seemingly banal situations.
Kleinschmidt, son of a theater director and an actress, is no moralist. His women are modern monuments of femininity. Kleinschmidt places erotic accessories, plump buffets and cake indulgences alongside them. Kleinschmidt's primary painterly interest can be seen in the fact that he develops his paintings entirely out of the paint, fixing the thingness immediately physically as impasto applied paint. Kleinschmidt heightens the color to a saturated physicality and signal-colored boldness. 
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