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Ludwig Platzöder, Stilleben mit Zinnkrug

Ludwig Platzöder, Stilleben mit Zinnkrug Ludwig Platzöder, Stilleben mit Zinnkrug Ludwig Platzöder, Stilleben mit Zinnkrug

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'Stileben mit Zinnkrug' ('Still life with Tin Jar')
Displayed at the 
Great German Art Exhibition, 1944

This painting was most likely the same ‘Stilleben mit Zinnkrug’ which was displayed at the Great German Art Exhibition in 1944, room 35. It is signed on the back 'Stilleben mit Zinnkrug, febr. 1944, L. Platzöder, München'. The Great German Art Exhibition in 1944 opened on the 28th of July. Unlike the exhibitions in the previous years (1937 - 1943), there are hardly any photos of the 1944 exhibition.
'Stilleben mit Zinnkrug' was one of the 37 works of Ludwig Platzöder that were displayed in the GDKs from 1938 to 1944.

- condition : II
- size : 75 x 64 cm, unframed 55 x 45 cm 
- signed : right, under (and on the back)
- type : oil on board                             
- misc. : professional cleaned and reframed










Ludwig Platzöder, postcard. 'Stilleben mit Posthorn' ('Still life with Posthorn'). GDK 1943, room 11. Depicted in 'Kunst dem Volk', 1943.



Left: Ludwig Platzöder, 'Stilleben mit Zinnkrug' ('Still life with Tin Jar'). GDK 1944, room 35.
Right: Ludwig Platzöder, ‘Stilleben mit Hut’ (‘Still Life with hat’). This work was bought in 1937 by the Ministry of the Interior at the exhibition ‘Kunst für Alle”. The painting hung in the Officers-section of the Jägerkaserne des II. Gebirgsjäger-Regiments in Berchtesgaden (owned by the Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen, it was on permanent loan to the Jägerkaserne). The painting disappeared in world war II.
    

 
Left: Ludwig Platzöder, ‘Besuch im Atelier’ (‘Visiting the Atelier’). GDK 1944, room 15.
Right: Ludwig Platzöder, ‘Frau beim Apfelschälen” (‘Woman peeling apples’). GDK 1942, room 16. Sold for 15.000 Reichsmark.
  


Left: Ludwig Platzöder, ’Jungbäuerin’ (‘Young female-farmer’), GDK 1939, room 37. Bought for 800 Reichsmark by Hitler. In the possession of the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin.
Right: Ludwig Platzöder, ‘Apfelstilleben mit Zinnschüssel und Krug‘ (‘Still life with apples, tin-platter and jar‘). GDK 1937, room 37. In the possession of the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin.
  


Left: Ludwig Platzöder,  ‘Sinnendes Mädchen’ (‘Contemplating’), GDK 1941, room 16. Bought by ‘Reichsschatzmeister’ (National Treasurer) Franz Xaver Schwarz for 10.000 Reichsmark. In the possession of the ‘Bavarian State Paintings-Collections’.
Right: Ludwig Platzöder, ‘Stilleben mit rotem Tuch und Hut‘ (‘Still life with red voucher and hat‘). GDK 1939, room 11. Bought for 1.250 Reichsmark by Joachim von Ribbentrop. In the possession of the Belvedere Museum, Vienna. Size : 80 x 67 cm, oil on canvas.
  


Left: Ludwig Platzöder, ‘Stileben mit Tonflasche’ (‘Stillife with Jar’). GDK 1942, room 37. Bught by Robert Ley for 2.500 Reichsmark.
Right: Ludwig Platzöder, ‘Stilleben’ (‘Stillife’). Displayed at the ‘Münchener Jahresausstellung’, 1937, Neue Pinakothek.
   


Left: Ludwig Platzöder, ‘Schlafendes Bauernmädchen’ (‘Sleeping farmer-girl’). GDK 1940, room 26.
Right: Hitler at the opening of the GDK 1940. Left at the background: ‘Schlafendes Bauernmädchen’.
  


Left: Ludwig Platzoder, ‘Stilleben mit Maske und Pantoffeln‘ (‘Still life with Mask and Slippers‘). Displayed at the Grosse Münchener Kunstausstellung in the Glaspalast, 1931.
Right: Ludwig Platzöder, ‘Still life’. Displayed at the Grosse Münchener Kunstausstellung 1936, Neue Pinakothek. Depicted with the name 'Bayerisches Stilleben' in 'Westermanns Monatshefte', 1937.
      


Left: Ludwig Platzöder, ‘Im Selbstportrait’ (‘Selfportrait’). Depicted in the newspaper  ‘Dachauer Nachrichten’, 1976.
The atelier of Ludwig Platzöder, around 1935.
  



Ludwig Platzöder
Ludwig Platzöder was a very successful painter during the time of the National Socialists. However, very little is known about him. Platzöder was born in 1898 in Munich and he died in 1976 in Holzkirchen, Bavaria. He lived and worked for a certain period in Dachau and Munich and was a member of the ‘Reichsverband bildender Künstler Deutschland.’ From 1928 to 1934 Ludwig Platzöder was represented at exhibitions organised by the Dauchauer Kunstverein in the Dachauer Schloss. In 1931 he took part in the Grosse Münchener Kunstausstellung in the Glaspalast, in 1936 in the Grosse Münchener Kunstausstellung in the Neue Pinakothek. In 1937 he was represented at the ‘Münchener Jahresausstellung’ in the Neue Pinakothek.
Platzöder painted portraits, landscapes and especially still lifes. His depictions of country-people show the influence of Wilhelm Leibl; he painted still lifes very precisely, with an extreme eye for detail.
In the Great German Art Exhibitions Platzöder was represented with an impressive 37 paintings. Most of them were still lifes, depicting items such as apples, clay vessels and tin crocks on a table, often with a small painting on the wall behind the depicted still life. Typical titles of his works displayed at these exhibitions were: 'Stilleben mit Zinnkrug und Äpfeln', 'Stilleben mit Steingutflasche', 'Stilleben mit Tonflache', 'Stilleben mit Raupenhelm', etc.
In 1943 Hitler had 21 paintings from the Great German Art Exhibition delivered to his Munich apartment on Prinzregentestrasse. It is fair to assume that these works, which mainly comprised landscapes and still lifes by painters such as Anton Müller-Wischin, Franz Xaver Wolf, Friedrich Schüz, Herman Urban, Sepp Happ, Sepp Meindl, Willy ter Hell and Ludwig Platzöder, were his personal favourites. Besides Hitler, other high-ranking Nazi officials bought several works of Platzöder, for prices of up to 15,000 RM. His works were purchased by Von Ribbentrop, Minister Franz Xaver Schwarz, Robert Ley, and organisations including Luftgaukommando München (the Luftwaffe). In total, Hitler bought three of Platzöder’s paintings; as mentioned above, one went to his apartment in the Prinregentenstrasse, another one ('Stilleben mit Zinnschüssel und grüne Flasche', GDK 1939) was bought for the Neue Kanzlei in Berlin.
Two paintings of Platzöder are currently in the possession of the Deutsche Historische Museum in Berlin: 'Apfelstilleben mit Zinnschüssel und Krug', GDK 1937, and 'Jungbäuerin'. The work bought by Von Ribbentrop in 1939 (‘Stilleben mit rotem Tuch und Hut‘) is in the possession of the Belvedere Museum, Vienna. 'Sinnendes Mädchen’, bought by ‘Reichsschatzmeister’ (National Treasurer) Franz Xaver Schwarz for 10.000 Reichsmark, is in the possession of the ‘Bavarian State Paintings-Collections’, together with ‘Junges Bauernmädchen‘, ‘Kleines Blumenstilleben’ and ‘Stilleben mit Tischchen und weißer Decke‘.