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Max Slevogt

Full name: Franz Theodor Max Slevogt
Gender: Male
Born: October 8, 1868 in Landshut, Bayern, Germany
Died: September 20, 1932 in Neukastel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

German painter Max Slevogt stands alongside [Max Liebermann] and Lovis Corinth as the most important German Impressionists. Slevogt is considered one of the last open-air painters. He studied from 1884-89 in München and then moved to Paris for further training, where he turned to French Impressionism. In 1901 he settled in Berlin and became a member of the Berlin Secession.

In the early years of the 20th century, Slevogt played with the idea to become an opera singer for a long period, especially as he was extremely fascinated by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni and he had a very beautiful voice. In 1914 he traveled to Egypt, where he reached the peak of his career. During World War I he worked as an official war artist and was severely shocked by the suffering of the soldiers. Towards the end of the war he joined the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin.

In the 1920s, Slevogt painted numerous stage sets, leaving behind a rich oeuvre. In the Villa Ludwigshöhe in Edenkoben the Max Slevogt Gallery has been scientifically supervised by the Landesmuseum Mainz since 1980. Since 1972, a Max-Slevogt-Medal has been awarded to artists or their sponsors by the Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate. In 1978, the German Federal Post devoted a stamp to Slevogt in the series on German Expressionism.

His painting Piqueur was proposed for the first prize at the 1928 Amsterdam Art Competitions by the German jury members. But the other jury members agreed on "a Dutch painting to win and in second place on an English one." Hence the third prize was given to a German artist, [Walther Klemm], while Slevogt’s painting was decommissioned from the competition, which also happened to a painting by Liebermann and a sculpture by [Georg Kolbe].

Max Slevogt came from an art oriented family, some of his relatives included: Adolf Slevogt, a court theater painter and Hugo Slevogt, a famous architect. One more relative was [Marquard Slevogt], an ice hockey player participating at the 1928 and 1932 winter Olympics in St. Moritz respectively Lake Placid.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 59 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts Germany GER AC
1928 Summer 59 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Germany GER AC
1928 Summer 59 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Germany GER AC
1928 Summer 59 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Germany GER AC

Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 59 Amsterdam Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Trabrennen

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 59 Amsterdam Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Piqueur
1928 Summer 59 Amsterdam Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Trabrennen I
1928 Summer 59 Amsterdam Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Trabrennen II
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