‘Stehender Frauenakt’ (‘Standing nude’)
Created in 1942.
|– condition||: II some craquelure|
|– size||: 122 x 102 cm, unframed 112 x 93 cm|
|– signed||: left, under|
|– type||: oil on canvas|
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BIOGRAPHY: GISBERT PALMIE
Left: Gisbert Palmie, ‘Am Morgen’ (‘In the Morning’). GDK 1940, room 39. Sold for 1.800 RM to a private indivudual. Sold in 2015 by a German auctionshaus for 11.000 Euro.
Right: Gisbert Palmie, ‘Mädchen am Vorhang’ (‘Girl at Curtain’). GDK 1940, room 14. Size 106 x 90 cm. Sold by a German auctionhouse in november 2015.
Gisbert Palmie, ‘Segen der Arbeit’ (‘Rewards of Work’). GDK 1939, room 21. Bought by Hitler for 7.000 RM. Size: 285 x 145 cm. In the possession of the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin. Displayed at the exhibition ‘Aufstieg und Fall der Moderne‘, Weimar, 1999.
Again displayed at the exhibition ’21 rue La Boétie’, Museum Maillol, Paris, 2017. See: Newsletter, June 2017
Gisbert Palmie, ‘Vor der Schlacht’ (‘Before the Battle’). GDK 1942, room 33. Bought by Hitler for 22.000 RM. Now in the possesion of the US Army Military Centre of Military History, Washington DC. Size 315 x 196 cm.
Left: Gisbert Palmie, ‘Die Korallenkette’ (‘The Coral-necklace’). GDK 1942, room 22. Sold for 3.500 RM.
Right: Gisbert Palmie, ‘Nach dem Bade’ (‘After Bathing’). GDK 1941, room 26. Sold for 2.000 RM. Depicted in ‘Die Kunst im deutschen Reich’, 1942.
Gisbert Palmie, ‘Fruchtbarer Boden’ (‘Fertile Grounds’), 1936. Size: 198 x 125 cm. Supposedly giving by Hitler to Stabschef Viktor Lutze in 1938, for the Saltenhof-estate in Bergvergern (where Lutze later was buried).
Left: Gisbert Palmie, ‘Im Winde’ (‘In the Wind’). GDK 1943, room 23. Bought by the City of Munich for 7.000 RM. Nowadays in the possession of the ‘Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus’, Munich. Size: 134 x 80 cm.
Right: Gisbert Palmie, ‘Am See’ (‘At the Lake’). GDK 1941, room 35; depicted in the exhibition catalogue. Bought by Joseph Goebbels for 3.000 RM.
Left: Gisbert Palmie, ‘Nach dem Bade’ (‘After Bathing’), HDK-postcard. GDK 1943, room 18. Sold for 5.000 Reichsmark.
Right: Gisbert Palmie, ‘Two Nude Maidens Eating’. Sold in 2013 at an American auction house.
Left: Gisbert Palmie, ‘Gebirgsjäger’ (‘Mountain Infantryman’), 1944, postcard. The text on the back reads: ‘Der Ski ist ein wichtiges Fortbewegungsmittel des Gebirgjägers‘ (‘Skis are an important means of transportation for Mountain Infantrymen’). The original painting is depicted in ‘The German War Artists’, 1979 (size 56 x 45 cm).
Right: Gisbert Palmie, ‘Scharfschütze der Gebirgsjäger‘ (‘Sniper of the Mountain Division’), 1943, postcard.
Gisbert Palmie, ‘Gebirgsjäger’ (‘Mountain Infantrymen’), postcard. The text on the back reads: ‘Der erfahrene Oberjäger weist den jungen Scharfschützen in das gelände ein‘ (‘The experienced Mountain Trooper training the young Sharpshooter’).
Left: Gisbert Palmie, ‘Sam Rayburn’, 1959. Rayburn was ‘Speaker of the House of Representatives’ in the USA from 1940 to 1961. The painting was part of former president Lyndon B. Johnsons personal collection.
Right: Gisbert Palmie, 1956, ‘Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly’.
Gisbert Palmie, ‘Rot und Blau’ (‘Red and Blue’). Displayed at the Great Munich Art Exhibition in 1934. Depicted in ‘Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte’, 1934/35.
Gisbert Palmie (1897-1986) born in Munich, was the son of the Bavarian landscape painter Charles J. Palmie and the flower painter Marie Palmie. Palmie studied at the Munich Art Academy, where he attended the courses of Ludwig von Herterich and Adolf Hengeler. The theme of his painting was mostly full-length portraits (later also of officers and soldiers). Palmie became well known in the 1930s with portraits of industrial leaders and especially with ‘Aryan-style’ women’s portraits; he was a representative of the anti-modernism. During one of his visits to Garmisch-Partenkirchen he also portrayed the aged Richard Strauss. In 1934 Palmie took part in the ‘Grosse Münchener Kunstaustellung’ with his works ‘Rot und Blau’ and ‘Portrait im Süden’. In 1935 he participated again in the same exhibition, which was also called ‘Neuen Pinakothek Glaspalast-Ausstellung’, with his work ‘Das Blaue Buch’. In 1942 he took part in the ‘Münchener Kunstausttellung, Maximilianeum’. In the Great German Art Exhibitions Palmie was represented with 23 works. They were bought for prices of up to 22,000 RM by Hitler (2), Joseph Goebbels, Reichsleiter Franz Xaver Schwarz and the City of Munich. The monumental painting ‘Segen der Arbeit’, bought by Hitler, is in the possession of the Deutsches Historisches Museum. ‘Vor der Schlacht’, also bought by Hitler, is currently in the possession of the US Army Centre of Military History, Washington, DC. The GDK work ‘Im Winde’, bought by the City of Munich, is owned by the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich.
During the war Palmie was stationed with a company of war correspondents in Munich; later he served in a unit which supplied military hospitals in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (where he stayed until 1957). After the war Palmie was commissioned by American officers to paint numerous portraits. In 1957 he immigrated to Atlanta (Georgia). In America Gisbert Palmie made a name again as portrait painter of prominent persons. He painted, amongst others, president John F. Kennedy, president Lyndon B. Johnson, US General S. Patton and in 1956 Grace Kelly (Princess of Monaco), after her marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco. In 1959 he also portraited Sam Rayburn, ‘Speaker of the House of Representatives’ in the USA from 1940 to 1961; the painting was part of former President Lyndon B. Johnsons personal collection.
Gisbert Palmie died in 1986 in Murnau, Germany.
The monumental painting ‘Segen der Arbeit’ (‘Rewards of Work’, GDK 1939 room 21) was displayed the exhibition ‘Aufstieg und Fall der Moderne‘, Weimar, 1999. It was again displayed at the exhibition ’21 rue La Boétie’, Museum Maillol, Paris, 2017.