Hans Marsilius Purrmann

Purrmann, Hans Marsilius

German painter, graphic artist and writer (1880-1966). Autograph quotation signed. Berlin Grunewald. 14.04.1919. Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
$ 194 / 180 € (84630/BN55138)

Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau: "Mit einem freundlichen Gruße hier mein Autogramm! [...]". - A student and friend of Henri Matisse, Purrmann co-founded the Paris painting school "Académie Matisse" and operated the German art foundation at the Villa Romana in Florence from 1935, his oeuvre comprising still lifes, nudes, portraits and light-flooded southern landscapes. - Some traces of folds, most prominent near lower left corner; a few small ink spots. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.

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