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Richard Heymann, Träumende

Richard Heymann, Träumende Richard Heymann, Träumende Richard Heymann, Träumende

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'Träumende' ('Dreamer')
Counterpart to the 'Träumende' in the house of Martin Bormann.

This painting is an excellent example of the style of Richard Heymann, who was well known for his depictions of nudes and woman with healthy children.
The work could be seen as the counterpart of the 'Träumende' in the house of Martin Bormann.



- condition : II                   
- size : 73 x 63 cm, unframed 60 x 50 cm
- signed : right, under
- type : oil on board                                              
- misc. : professional cleaned and reframed


Left: Richard Heymann, 'Glückliche Mütter' ('Happy mothers'). GDK 1943, room 26.
Right: 'Reife Früchte' by Heymann, depicted in the 'Znaimer Tagblatt', 20 December 1943.
 


Right: Richard Heymann, 'Reife Früchte' ('Ripe fruit'), created 1943. GDK 1944, room 35. Bought by Hitler for 6,000 RM. In the possession of the Deutsche Historisches Museum. Size 106 x 84 cm.
Displayed at the exhibition ‘Aufstieg und Fall der Moderne‘, Weimar, 1999. Again displayed at the exhibition ’21 rue La Boétie’, Museum Maillol, Paris, 2017.
See: Newsletter, June 2017

 

Richard Heymann, postcard. 'Fruchtbarheit' ('Fertility'), GDK 1943, room 22.



Left: propaganda poster depicting 'In Sicheren Hut' by Richard Heymann. Size 48 x 32 cm. The tekst below the picture is a quote from Adolf Hitler’s speech to the National Socialist Women’s League on September 8, 1934, Nürnberg:
‘Was der Mann an Opfern bringt im Ringen seines Volkes, bringt die Frau an Opfern im Ringen um die Erhaltung dieses Volkes in den einzelnen Zellen. Was der Mann einsetzt an Heldenmut auf dem Schlachtfeld, setzt die Frau ein in ewig geduldiger Hingabe, in ewig geduldigem Leiden und Ertragen. Jedes Kind, das sie zur Welt bringt, ist eine Schlacht, die sie besteht für Sein oder Nichtsein ihres Volkes’.
‘The sacrifices which the man makes in the struggle of his nation, the woman makes in the preservation of that nation in individual cases. What the man gives in courage on the battlefield, the woman gives in eternal self-sacrifice, in eternal pain and suffering. Every child that a woman brings into the world is a battle, a battle waged for the existence of her people’.
Right: Richard Heymann, ‘In Sicheren Hut‘ ('In Save Hands'). GDK 1941, room 23. Bought by Hitler for 7.000 RM. Depicted on the cover of 'Kunst dem Volk', September 1941.
      



'Die Träumende' by Richard Heymann at the Obersalzberg
Richard Heymann, ‘Die Traumende’ (‘The Dreamer’). GDK 1942, room 35; depicted in the exhibition catalogue. Bought by Martin Bormann for 3.000 Reichsmark. Bormann hung the painting in his house at the Obersazlberg.
Left: 'Träumende', depicted in the monthly magazine 'Die Dame', October 1942.
Right: Eva Braun, June 3, 1944, standing in front of ’Träumende‘ in the house of Martin Bormann.
  

After-wedding party of Gretl Braun (sister of Eva Braun) and SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein. Location: the house of Martin Bormann at the Obersalzberg. Date: June 3, 1944. The painting at the wall is ‘Die Träumende’, by Richard Heymann, GDK 1942 room 35, and bought by Martin Bormann for 3.000 RM.
Many high ranking Nazi's were in attendance. Albert Speer called Fegelein once 'one of the most disgusting people in Hitler's circle'. Fegelein was an opportunist who ingratiated himself with Himmler; Himmler in return granted him the best assignments and rapid promotion through the ranks. 
At the right: Otto Günsche, Stürmbahnfuhrer and Hitlers personals Adjutant (later in Berlin he stood guard outside the room here Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide).


After wedding party, 3 June, 1944, house in Martin Bormann: left in uniform Hermann Fegelein, talking to Eva Braun. The couple in the middle is Ilse Braun (older sister of Eva) and her husband Dr. Walther Fucke-Michels. At the right actor Heini Handschumacher. At the back 'Träumende'.




Left: Richard Heymann, ‘Die Erbe’ (‘The Heritage’). GDK 1944, room 15. Sold for 10.000 RM.
Right: 'Die Erbe' by Heymann, depicted in 'Der Adler', Berlin, 5 September 1944.
  


Richard Heymann, ‘Bildnis einer junge Mutter‘ (‘Young mother‘). GDK 1942, room 11

 

Left: Richard Heymann, ‘Sonniges Leben’ (‘Sunny Life’), created 1939. GDK 1939 room 19. Bought by Hitler for 5.000 Reichsmark. Size 172 x 100 cm. In the possession of the German Historical Museum. Displayed at the exhibition ‘Kunst im 3. Reich, Dokumente der Unterwerfung’; the exhibition, instigated by the Frankfurter Kunstverein, was held from 1974 to 1975 in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Ludwigshafen and Wuppertal. Again displayed at the exhibition ‘Aufstieg und Fall der Moderne‘, Weimar, 1999.
Right: Richard Heymann, ‘Friedliche Stunde‘ (‘Peaceful Hour‘). GDK 1943 room 25. Sold for 8.000 Reichsmark. Depicted in 'Nationalsozialistische Monatshefte', 1943, Heft 159, and on the cover of 'Kunst dem Volk', August 1943. 
  


Richard Heymann, 'HJ-Streifendienst', 1943 (Hitler Youth Patrol Force of the district Süd Hochland). Size: 118 x 94 cm. Displayed at the exhibition 'Deutsche Künstler und die SS', Breslau, 1944.
Left: 'HJ-Streifendienst' by Heymann, sold by a German auction house in 2005.
Right: 'HJ-Streifendienst' by Heymann, depicted in the exhibition catalogue of 'Deutsche Künstler und die SS', Breslau, 1944. The text left from the photo reads: 'Drei im Kriegsdienst stehende Hitler-jungen hat Richard Heymann als Gruppenbildnis in die Tages-wirklichkeit des Umgebenden Heimatsgebietes gestellt, herzhaft und schon soldatisch tatenfroh, wie sie später als Männer in die Reihen der Waffen-SS einrücken werden‘ (‘Group-portrait of three boys of the Hitler Youth, depicted in their home country, brave and qualified to serve as soldiers later in the ranks of the waffen-SS‘).
 


Deutsche Künstler und die SS (‘German Artists and the SS‘)
‘Deutsche Künstler und die SS’ was an exhibition organized by the Reichsführer SS and the SS Supplementary Office of the Headquarter, held in the first quarter of 1944 in the Museum der Bildende Künste in Breslau. In total 589 works of art were displayed, of which 63 were depicted in the exhibition catalogue, published by Wilhelm Limpert Verlag in Berlin. The 72-pages catalogue had a prologue by SS Obergruppenführer Gottlob Berger and a prologue by Heinrich Himmler.

Three months later -from June to July 1944- the exhibition was held in the Alte Residenz in Salzburg  (Salzburg Residenz Palace); a separate catalog was issued with 20 depictions.



Richard Heymann, 'Psyche' ('Spirit'), created 1941. GDK 1941, room 24; depicted in the exhibition catalogue. Bought by Hitler for 4.000 RM. Size 117 x 84 cm. In possession of the Deutches Historische Museum, Berlin. Depicted in 'Kunst dem Volk', 1941. Displayed at the exhibition ‘Aufstieg und Fall der Moderne‘, Weimar, 1999.



Left: Richard Heymann, 'Des Volkes Lebensquell' ('Source of Life'). GDK 1942, room 23. Bought by Hitler for 10.000 Reichsmark. In the possession of the German Historical Museum, Berlin.
Right: 'Des Volkes Lebensquell' displayed at the exhibition ‘Artige Kunst, Kunst und Politik im Nationalsozialismus‘ (‘Compliant Art, Art and Politics in the National Socialist era’) held at Museum Situation Kunst, Bochum (November 2016 – April 2017), Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock (April – June 2017) and at Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg (July –  October 2017). Depicted in the exhibition catalogue.
  

'Des Volkes lebensquell' by Heymann, depicted in the ‘Deutsche Zeitung im Ostland‘, 9 July 1942.



Left: Richard Heymann, 'Im herbstlichen Garten' ('Autumn-garden'). GDK 1942, room 25.
Right: 'Im herbstlichen Garten', depicted on the cover of the magazine 'Frauen-Warte', May 1943.
  

'Im hebstlichen Garten' by Heymann, depicted in the 'Deutsche Zeitung im Ostland‘, 28 March 1943.



Richard Heymann, 'Vaters Feldpostbrief' ('Letter of Father'). GDK 1941, room 35.



Richard Heymann, 'Junger Tag' ('Yound Day'). Displayed at the GDK 1944 room 26; depicted in the exhibition catalogue. Sold for 6.000 Reichsmark. Also depicted in 'Kunst dem Volk', 1944.  







Richard Heymann, 'the painter of German mothers'
Richard Heymann, born in 1900 in Sachsen was the son of a saddle-maker and wall-paperer. He had his first education in glass-and memorial-art in the Sächsischen Glasmanufactur C. Hey, in his hometown. Shortly after World War I he went to Munich to study decorative-painting from 1920 to 1925 at the ‘Kunstgewerbeschule’ with Robert Engels. His painting style reflected that of impressionists like Liebermann, Slevogt and Corinth.
Heymann was represented with 19 paintings at the Great German Art Exhibitions. Six of them were bought by Adolf Hitler for prices of up to 10,000 RM. One work, ‘Träumende’ (‘Dreaming’) was bought in 1942 for 3.000 Reichsmark by Martin Bormann who hung it in his house at the Obersalzberg. Photos of the after-wedding party at 3 June 1944 of Gretl Braun (sister of Eva Braun) and SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein, show the painting hanging in the house of Martin Bormann. One photo (above) also shows Eva Braun standing in front of ‘Träumende’.
Most of Heymann’s works depicted nudes or woman with healthy children. During the Third Reich his works were printed in several magazins and newspapers, and Heymann's nickname became ‘Painter of German Mothers’. In 1944 he took part in the exhibition ‘Deutsche Künstler und die SS’ in Breslau and Salzburg (‘German artist and the SS’). Of the 589 artworks, 63 were presented in a separate catalogue, including one of the works of Richard Heymann: ’HJ-Streifendienst’ (Hitler Youth Patrol Force, a special HJ-unit functioning as internal political police, maintaining order at meetings, ferreting out disloyal members, and denouncing anyone who criticized Hitler or Nazism).
Richard Heymann died in 1973.
Four GDK-works are in the possession of the German Historical Museum, Berlin.
Heymann's works 'Psyche' ('Spirit', GDK 1941, bought by Hitler for 4.000 RM, in possession of the Deutches Historische Museum), 'Reife Früchte' ('Ripe fruit', GDK 1944, bought by Hitler for 6,000 RM, in the possession of the Deutsche Historisches Museum) and ‘Sonniges Leben’ (‘Sunny Life’, GDK 1939, bought by Hitler for 5.000 Reichsmark, in the possession of the German Historical Museum) were displayed at the exhibition ‘Aufstieg und Fall der Moderne‘, Weimar, 1999.
'Des Volkes Lebensquell' ('Source of Life', GDK 1942 room 23, bought by Hitler for 10.000 Reichsmark) was displayed at the exhibition ‘Artige Kunst, Kunst und Politik im Nationalsozialismus‘ (‘Compliant Art, Art and Politics in the National Socialist era’) held at Museum Situation Kunst, Bochum (November 2016 – April 2017), Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock (April – June 2017) and at Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg (July – October 2017).
'Reife Früchte' was again displayed at the exhibition ’21 rue La Boétie’, Museum Maillol, Paris, 2017.