Here is another beautiful gem of a painting I found in a European auction house archive. The title is "Badende Knaben." Hermann Lismann (1878-1943) was a lecturer in the art of painting and Art Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt. Because of his being a Jew, he was banned from teaching by the Nazi's in 1934 and fled to France. He studied in Rome and Paris in 1904 and belonged to a group of artists who met regularly at the Cafe du Dome in Paris. His post-impressionist works at the Staedelsches Museum in Frankfurt and at the Museum Wuppertal were confiscated and ultimately disappeared. In 1943 he was arrested by French authorities and deported to the Concentration Camp Majdanck where he died in 1943. A memorial by the Frankfurt Kunstuerein was held in 1959 and surprisingly, some 132 examples of his works went on exhibition. What a waste of a beautifully talented human being because of some twisted Progressive-National Socialist tyranny.
Title: Badende Knaben (Nude Boys Bathing)
Artist: Hermann Lismann (1878-1943)
Materials: Oils on Canvas
Dated: circa 1920