Richard Heymann, Träumende

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

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Price:€ 17500.00


'Träumende' ('Dreamer')

Provenance: the painting was bought in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. It was supposedly a commissioned work from the friends of Joseph Goebbels. The previous owner hid it for more than 65 years. 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.

- 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: Richard Heymann, 'Reife Früchte' ('Ripe fruit'). GDK 1944, room 35. Bought by Hitler for 6,000 RM. In the possession of the Deutsche Historisches Museum

Left: Richard Heymann, postcard. 'Fruchtbarheit' ('Fertility'), GDK 1943, room 22
Right: Richard Heymann, postcard. ‘In Sicheren Hut‘ , GDK 1941, room 23. Bought by Hitler for 7.000 RM

Richard Heymann, ‘Die Traumende’ (‘The Dreamer’). GDK 1942, room 35
Left: after-wedding party of Gretl Braun (sister of Eva Braun) and SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelin, Obersalzberg, June 3, 1944. Albert Speer called Fegelin once 'one of the most disgusting people in Hitler's circle'. Fegelin was an opportunist who ingratiated himself with Himmler; Himmler in return granted him the best assignments and rapid promotion through the ranks. The painting at the wall (right) is ‘Die Träumende’, by Richard Heymann,  GDK 1942, room 35. Bought by Martin Bormann for 3.000 RM in 1942. Photo: Bayerische StaatsBibliothek.
Right: 'Die Traumende' by Richard Heymann, depicted in the monthly magazine 'Die Dame, October 1942.

Left: Richard Heymann, ‘Die Erbe’ (‘The Heritage’). GDK 1944, room 15. Sold for 10.000 RM
Right: Richard Heymann, ‘Bildnis einer junge Mutter‘ (‘Young mother‘). GDK 1942, room 11

Richard Heymann, ‘Sonniges Leben’ (‘Sunny Life’). GDK 1939 room 19. Bought by Hitler for 5.000 Reichsmark. 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.

Left: 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, beginning of 1944 (depicted in the official catalogue). Sold by a German auction house in 2005.
Right: Richard Heymann, 'Psyche'. GDK 1941, room 24. Bought by Hitler for 4.000 RM. In possession of the Deutches Historische Museum, Berlin. Depicted in 'Kunst dem Volk', 1941.

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.

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.

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

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. Seven of them were bought by Adolf Hitler for prices of up to 10,000 RM. Most of his works depicted nudes or woman with healthy children. He acquired the nickname ‘Painter of German Mothers’. In 1944 Heymann 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).
Four GDK-works are in the possession of the German Historical Museum, Berlin.
Richard Heymann died in 1973.