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Robert Schwarz, Mädchen in den Dünen

Robert Schwarz, Mädchen in den Dünen Robert Schwarz, Mädchen in den Dünen Robert Schwarz, Mädchen in den Dünen

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Robert Schwarz, 'Mädchen in den Dünen' ('Girls in the Dunes').

Displayed at the Great German Art Exhibition 1940, room 4.


- condition : II                   
- size : unframed 154 x 120 cm
- signed : right, under
- type : oil on canvas                                             



Robert Schwarz, ‘Schwimmerin’ (Swimmer’), created 1939. GDK 1939, room 4. Bought by Hitler for 3.000 Reichsmark. In the possession of the German Historical Museum.



Left: Robert Schwarz, ‘Junge Menschen’ (‘Young people’). GDK 1940, room 4. Sold by a German auction house in 2015.
Right: Robert Schwarz, ‘Badende Mädchen’ (‘Bathing girls’). GDK 1943, room 21. Bought by Gauleiter Florian for 8.000 Reichsmark. Sold by a German auction house in 2014. Size 182 x 137 cm. A sticker at the back reads 'Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung 1943 im Haus der Deutschen Kunst zu München, Einliefererbuch 3050'.
  


Left: Robert Schwarz, 'Morgen an der See' ('Morning at Sea'), GDK 1941, room 24.
Right: Robert Schwarz, ‘Erholung’ (‘Vacation’). GDK 1939, room 4. Bought by Hitler for 4.000 Reichsmark. In the possession of Deutsches Historisches Museum. The painting depicts the beach of The Netherlands. Depicted in the official catalogue of the exhibition 'Kunst und Diktatur', Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, 1994.
    


Left: Robert Schwarz, ‘Badende’ (‘Bathing girls’), signed 1944. Sold by a German auction house in 2014. Size 190 x 130 cm. This might be the work ‘Badende’, displayed at the GDK 1944, room 21.
Right: Robert Schwarz, ‘Schauende’ (‘ Watching’). GDK 1943, room 6.
  


Robert Schwarz, 'Zwei Tänzerinnen' ('Two Dancers'). Size 180 x 134 cm. Sold by a German auction house in 2016.









Robert Schwarz
Robert Schwarz (1899 - 1962) was born in 1899 in Duisburg. He went to the ‘Kunstgewerbeschule Düsseldorf‘ and studied later at the Art Academy in the same city. Around 1927/28, he worked in Bad Godesberg as a teacher of art, painting and graphics. Finally he settled as a painter in Düsseldorf. Schwarz was a member of the ‘Künstlergruppe Junges Rheinland’, which was founded by the writer Herbert Eulenberg. Junges Rheinland, of which many members were Expressionists, held its first exhibition in 1919 in the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Schwarz first became known in the Ruhr and Rhein area, and then later throughout the whole country, including in the art city of Munich. He mainly painted full-length portraits, female nudes and landscapes.
In 1941 Schwarz participated in the exhibition 'Rheinische Kunstausstellung', Danzig.
Eight works by Robert Schwarz, all nudes, were displayed at the Great German Art Exhibitions. Adolf Hitler bought ‘Erholung’ and  ‘Schwimmerin’ for 4,000 and 3,000 Reichsmark respectively. Both works are in the possession of the German Historical Museum. ‘Badende Mädchen’ was bought by Gauleiter Florian for 8,000 Reichsmark. In 2014 and 2015 three GDK-works by Schwarz were sold at a German Auction: Junge Menschen’, ‘Mädchen in den Dünen’ and ‘Badende Mädchen’. 
Robert Schwarz died at the age of 63 in 1962 in Düsseldorf. His works were mostly forgotten, until 2009 when eighty of his works were found in a house in Düsseldorf belonging to one of his granddaughters. In October, 2011 the Düsseldorf-based Gallery Liestmann displayed around 40 of Schwarz’s works, created from 1917 to 1948. The Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf and the Osthaus Museum in Hagen have some works by Robert Schwarz in their possession.