Stsdel Museum opens Hans Thoma: The German People’s Favourite Painter

Städel Museum presents Hans Thoma: The German People’s Favourite Painter an exhibition on view from 3 July to 29 September 2013, devoted to the lifework of a painter and graphic artist celebrated in Germany in the period around 1900.

The presentation will take a closer look at why Hans Thoma (1839–1924) – once referred to by the public and art critics alike as the “greatest German master” – attained such enormous popularity around the turn of the century, while also seeking explanations for his increasing reassessment after 1945. With the aid of more than one hundred works, the first Hans Thoma survey to be staged in a German museum in more than twenty years will show that Thoma was far more than just the painter of the picturesque Black Forest landscapes with which he is widely associated today.

Curators: Dr. Felix Krämer, Head of the Department of Modern Art, Städel Museum; Dr. Nerina Santorius, Assistant Curator, Städel Museum. www.staedelmuseum.de

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