Paul Paeschke was a German painter and printmaker of the late 19th and early 20th century who was involved in the development of classical modernism. He worked during a time when one art movement was replaced by another, and the different styles often worked in parallel, such as Impressionism and Symbolism, Fauvism, or, Expressionism and Surrealism.
Paeschke studied from 1900-06 painting at the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin, where he was a master student of Professor Karl Köpping (1848-1914), well-known for his etchings and decorative glasses (Köpping glasses). At the outbreak of World War I Paeschke participated as a volunteer until late 1918. During World War II he worked as an art teacher in Brandenburg until his death in 1943. He was a close friend of well-known painter Lovis Corinth and his wife [Charlotte Berend-Corinth].