Ernst Zoberbier, Sommer

Ernst Zoberbier, Sommer Ernst Zoberbier, Sommer Ernst Zoberbier, Sommer

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Sommer: Grosse Deutsche Kunstausstellung 1943
Summer: Great German Art Exhibition 1943

“Sommer” is the masterpiece of Ernst Zoberbier. It hung in the Great German Art Exhibition 1943 in room 6. See picture hereunder.

- condition : II                     
- size : 194 x 85 cm, excluding frame 
- signed : right, under. Dated 1943 
- type : oil on canvas  
- misc. : backsite: Medal of the Great German Art Exhibition 1943, and GDK-tags

In the 1930s and 1940s postcards were an important medium that brought the art from the exhibitions to a larger public. The official “Haus der Deutsche Kunst” postcards were produced by, unsurprisingly, Heinrich Hoffman’s company. Zoberbiers “Sommer” and “Träumende” (GDK 1940, room 10) were also printed on postcards.

Left: Ernst Zoberbier, 'Sommer', postcard
Right: Ernst Zoberbier, ' Träumende' ('Dreamer'), postcard. GDK 1940, room 10. Bought by Martin Bormann for 12.000 RM.  

Ernst Zoberbier, 'Die Gezeiten' ('The tide'). GDK 1939, room 6. Bought by Hitler for 8.000 RM. In the possession of the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin. 

Ernst Zoberbier. Swimingpool, Vogelsang 2013. This three-metre-high tile-mosaic work from 1937 depicting a swimming pool was part of the National Socialistic School “Ordensburg Vogelsang”, built in 1937. Ordensburg Vogelsang was a propaganda school for NSDAP pupils. Zoberbier’s work portrayed discipline, strength, bravery and comradeship, as well as determined, blind obedience.
Vogelsang, 2013

Ernst Zoberbier
Ernst Zoberbier (1893–1965) was a German painter and graphic artist. He studied at the Art School in Magdeburg (graphics and illustrations), and then later in Berlin and in Leipzig. He worked in Wiesbaden from 1913, mainly as an illustrator for newspapers. He made etchings with technical themes and many drawings, and now and then he designed posters for detergents and for the car industry (Opel). In his spare time he painted landscapes, allegoric persons and nudes in a very romantic manner. His breakthrough as a painter cae with the rise of the Third Reich.
Zoberbier had five paintings hanging in the Great German Art Exhibitions. They were bought by Adolf Hitler, Martin Bormann and Reichsminister Adolf Wagner for prices of up to 12.000 Reichsmark.