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Karl Hubbuch

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1891born in Karlsruhe
1908-12studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, where he became friends with Rudolf Schlichter and Georg Scholz
1913studies at the school of the Museum of Applied Arts in Berlin under Emil Orlik, at the same time George Grosz was a student there
1914-18voluntary military service as an artilleryman
1920-22master student with Walter Conz and Ernst Würtenberger in Karlsruhe
1922studies at the Prussian Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin again with Orlik
1925-33professor at the art academy in Karlsruhe
1920-30Numerous exhibitions, including "Neue Sachlichkeit" in Mannheim in 1925 and a joint exhibition with Otto Dix and George Grosz at the Neumann-Nierendorf Gallery in Berlin
1930Publication of the critical artists' magazine Zakpo (two issues appeared)
1947-1957resumed his professorship at the Academy in Karlsruhe
1957retired from his professorship, but continued to participate actively in numerous exhibitions in Europe in the 1960s and 1970s
1965Guest of honor at the Villa Massimo in Rome
1979died in Karlsruhe
Karl Hubbuch can best be classified as a representative of Verism and New Objectivity. In his paintings he is less obviously political than his colleagues Grosz and Dix. Hubbuch had a great talent for recognizing the particularity of each individual and depicting it. As early as 1924, on the occasion of the artist's first solo exhibition, a reviewer wrote that Hubbuch was "a cool observer, a philosophical mind full of ideas, a decidedly contemporary satirical talent."
At the end of the 1920s, there is a loosening of the pictorial structure and a more unified conception of bodies and space in his paintings. In the 1950s, Hubbuch intensively engaged with Max Beckmann and developed an expressive formal language. Hubbuch is a social physiognomist who describes a class with the people and captures the social and historical contexts with the surrounding space. 
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