The Passion of Collecting Academic Nudes

Join me as we explore my collection of Academic Nudes from the 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Centuries and serendipitous finds in the Museum, Art Auction, and Gallery world......examples from the Golden Age of the European Academie

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hermann Moest (1868 - 1945): Männerakt (Male Nude)

Well, you win some and you lose some. Fortunately I managed to win one of the two beautifully executed Hermann Moest (1868-1945) male nudes listed on eBay Austria today. I was outbid on the one I missed by one stupid Euro.

Hermann Moest was the son and pupil of the sculptor Karl Friedrich Moest (1838-1923). From 1885 to 1888 he was also a student at the Academy of Karlsruhe, and from 1890 to 1894 he studied under Sandor Liezen-Mayer at the Academy of Munich. Later on he lived in Berlin, where he became a well known figure painter and illustrator.
This beautifully executed drawing (directly below) will be on its way into my collection shortly:

Here is the one that got away:


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