Eduard Winkler, who was born in St. Petersburg in Russia, in his time was a respected and well known Munich artist but today has become forgotten and obscured. After acquiring these three works, the 2 original drawings reminding of classic poses by Rembrandt (or his school), some highly interesting biographical facts concerning his fathers and ancestral family came to light. These works were bought from an estate sale dissolving a collection by relatives (heirs) of the artist. Although there were many more very desirable paintings, etchings and drawings on offer this choice was made. Had to be made …..
Some examples from the recent estate sale, which included several self portraits. Not many other works besides these recently revealed and auctioned works can be found. Although a nice first short-biography was written based on my research, I would very much like to know the name and identity of his wife, Resl Prohaska and what became of their family.
Their son Peter fell on the Eastern front in 1942, 22 years old. Winklers studios were bombed and losing most of his work.
Dear print lover, passing-by visitor and reader:
While this new gallery-museum site is under construction (being build-up, stocked and arranged) priority must be given to first add all the represented artists in the index with works from the collection and if possible with the examples from the archives.
During construction the site is open to visitors, questions, feedback and suggestions.
Read more about the artists, their lives, families and careers in the new and extensive Artist Lexicon: “DAS HAUS DER FRAU, the short biographies” accompanying this exhibition.
Hundreds of new artist biographies, a private publication in 2 Volumes written conveniently in English.
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