Conrad Felixmüller Conrad Felix Müller B: 21 May 1897 in Dresden D: 24 Mar 1977 in Berlin-Zehlendorf
Conrad Felixmüller - Self Portrait with my wife Londa and my Son Titus 1923
Conrad Felixmüller - Blick auf Klotzsche bei Dresden 1930
Conrad Felixmüller - Der Bettler von Prachatitz 1924
Conrad Felixmüller - Der Maler Otto Schubert und Frau 1919
Conrad Felixmüller - Frühmorgens - Akt zwischen zwei Fenstern 1937
Conrad Felixmüller - Gisela vor Blumen 1958
Conrad Felixmüller - Herbst in Klotzsche, Das Eingeschlafene Modell II, 1920
Conrad Felixmüller - Kleines Herbststilleben (Gurken, Birnen, Pfirsiche, Tomaten) mit Meißner Schale 1942
Conrad Felixmüller - La famiglia Karl Römer
Conrad Felixmüller - Menschen im Wald (Paar im Wald) 1918
Conrad Felixmüller - Pfadfinder - Erich Kaden, Fritz Oehlschläger, Luca 1930
Conrad Felixmüller - Place Royal, Brüssel, vom Hotel du Globe 1930
Conrad Felixmüller - Porträt des Malers Alois Erbach 1920
Conrad Felixmüller - Porträt mit Feldmann-Schmuck 1924
Conrad Felixmüller - Selbstbildnis mit malender Hand, im Hintergrund Werkstatt 1966
Conrad Felixmüller - Selbstbildnis, mit malender Hand 1939
Conrad Felixmüller - Self Portrait 1915
Conrad Felixmüller - Tänzerin und Zeichner 1920
Conrad Felixmüller - Vor dem Spiegel (Rokoko) 1934
Conrad Felixmüller - Vorfrühlingstag (Klotzscher Fluren) 1931
Conrad Felixmüller - Waldkapelle, betende Bäuerin (Böhmen) 1924
Alan Derwin - Portrait of Conrad Felixmüller
Conrad Felixmüller - Arbeiter Schiefner
Conrad Felixmüller - Bildnis Frau Dr Stegmann Dresden
Conrad Felixmüller - Portrait of Frau Sofie Isakowitz 1932
Conrad Felixmüller - Portrait of Jutta Kirchhoff 1928
Conrad Felixmüller - Birtday Angel
Conrad Felixmüller - Blond Skönhet 1936
Conrad Felixmüller - Clemens Braun 1931
Conrad Felixmüller - Der Tod des Dicter Walter Rheiner 1925
Conrad Felixmüller - Frau Ginda Krettingen 1932
Conrad Felixmüller - Gisela mit dem Apfelkorb 1956
Conrad Felixmüller - Homage to the Model 1934
Conrad Felixmüller - La Famiglia Karl Römer 1915
Conrad Felixmüller - Londa vor dem Spiegel 1933
Conrad Felixmüller - Lovers in Dresden 1927
Conrad Felixmüller - Luca 1925
Conrad Felixmüller - Luca and Titus in Paper Hats 1926
Conrad Felixmüller - Luca und Titus am Fenster, Regen im Sommer 1928
Conrad Felixmüller - Needlework, Portrait of Mrs. Lotte von Katte of Wilhelmsthal 1937
Conrad Felixmüller - Newspaper Boy 1928
Conrad Felixmüller - Political Prisoner 1921
Conrad Felixmüller - Portrait of Baron Nicolaus von Hoting
Conrad Felixmüller - Portrait of Elfride Hausmann 1920
Conrad Felixmüller - Portrait of Georgette Marie 1921
Conrad Felixmüller - Portrait of Londa with Cat 1930
Conrad Felixmüller - Portrait of Luca
Conrad Felixmüller was a painter of Expressionism and the New Objectivity. In 1915 he met Ludwig Meidner, with whom he shared a studio in Berlin, and in 1916 he and Lyonel Feininger exhibited in Herwarth Walden’s Gallery der Sturm.
He served as a medical orderly in the First World War. He and his wife Londa lived in Dresden until 1931 when they moved to Berlin. During the Dresden period, Felixmüller was a member and founder of several groups which reflect and represent his artistic and political affiliation towards the end and after the First World War. For example, in 1917 he founded the “Expressionist Working Community” with Felix Stiemer and Walter Rheiner; he was a member of the “propaganda committee of the Socialist Group of Intellectual workers” in 1918 and the German Communist Party (KPD). Moreover, Felixmüller became president of the “Dresden New Secession Group” in 1919 which included members such as Otto Dix and Gela Forster, and he was member of the 1919 “Novembergruppe” founded by Max Pechstein and Cesar Klein. His membership of some of those groups later made him a target for the National Socialists.
In 1933 and 1937 some of Felixmüller’s artworks were part of “Degenerate Art” exhibitions in Dresden and Munich. Many of his works are lost today due to the confiscation of his artworks from public collections by the Nazis. An air raid destroyed his Berlin studio in 1944.
Felixmüller gained international recognition as an artist at exhibitions in Bologna and Rome in 1971, and the first prize at the IV International Graphics Biennale in Florence in 1974.
Felixmüller’s work includes paintings, graphic work and a few wood sculptures created around 1923. His early work is influenced by the Expressionist style but he created his last Expressionist painting, “the Death of the Poet Walter Rheiner”, in 1925. From then onwards, his subject matter, style and tone become increasingly realistic, and include working class depictions and private scenes.
In 1994 the first UK retrospective exhibition of Felixmüller’s work took place at the New Walk Museum, Leicester (17 Sep-30 Oct 1994). The title of the exhibition was “Between Politics and the Studio: Conrad Felixmüller 1897-1977”. Over 100 paintings, works on paper and sculptures were exhibited, with a complementary exhibition of graphic work which took place at the Courtauld Institute, London, organised by Dr. Shulamith Behr.
In the 1930s, many of his works were seized as degenerate art by the Nazis, and destroyed. In 1944, his studio in Berlin was bombed, resulting in more losses of his works. From 1949 to 1962 Felixmüller taught at the University of Halle. He died in the Berlin suburb of Zehlendorf.
His 1924 watercolour Couple in a Landscape was found as part of the 2012 Nazi loot discovery.