German painter Carl Otto MÃ¼ller received an Honorable Mention for his work Der Eishockey-Tormann (The Hockey Goalie) in the Art Competitions in the category Paintings at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He was often called the "CÃ©zanne of the AltmÃ¼hltal", and is considered the greatest local painter and painted in the 20th century in AltmÃ¼hltal, although he never cared about the style of Paul Cezanne.
In the 1930s MÃ¼ller ran into trouble with the Nazi ideas of art, but was permitted to continue to exhibit, although he was expelled in 1943 when he was considered degenerate. After World War II, he continued to paint, but was also a producer, county politician and regionally, nationally and internationally active as a judge and official art and exhibition organizer. In 1953 he became president of the New MÃ¼nchen Artists' Association and conducted several annual exhibitions of the âHaus der Kunstâ.
In EichstÃ¤tt a gallery depicting his live and works was founded after his 1977 death. In the rooms of the District Office of EichstÃ¤tt, the former prince-bishop's residence, a variety of paintings and drawings from MÃ¼llerâs work is exhibited, including chalk drawings, oil paintings, lithographs and charcoals. His work included the genres portraits, nudes, landscapes and still lifes. Many of his landscape paintings show various motifs in AltmÃ¼hltal, including the castle rock in Dollnstein, the landscape at GrÃ¶sdorf or the village Gungolding.
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