Hans Schroedter, Die Holzsäger

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‘Die Holzsäger’ (‘The Wood Sawyers’)
Monumental painting; size 169 x 112 cm.
Signed 1943.
Masterpieces of ‘Blood and Soil’.

Hans Schroedter, ‘Waldarbeiter’ (‘ Forestry Workers’). Early version of ‘Die Holzsäger’. Displayed at the exhibition ‘Der Wald’, 1936, Berlin, organised by the NS-Kulturgemeinde Berlin. Depicted in ‘Das Bild’, 1936; and depicted and described in 2005 in ‘Artists for the Reich, Culture and Race from Weimar to Nazi Germany’, by John L. Clinefelter. Later depicted in ‘Die Malerei im Deutschen Faschismus’, Bertold Hinz, 1974. Another undated version of ‘Waldarbeiter’ is in the possession of the city of Donaueschingen. 

Hans Schroedter, ‘Holzhacker’. Depicted in ‘Die Kunst für Alle’, 1938/39.

– condition : II
– size : 152 x 95 cm, framed 169 x 112 cm
– signed : right under: ‘Hans Schrodter 1943’
– type : il on cardboard. With original frame
   

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BIOGRAPHY: HANS SCHROEDTER

 

‘Waldarbeiter by Schroedter, one of the most oustanding works at the GDK 1939’, Robert Scholz, in ‘Die Kunst im Deutschen Reich 1939, page 253.
‘Die gesunde, volkstümliche Tendenz in dieser neuen deutschen Malerie findet vor allem in den Bauernbildern von Gerhardinger, Franz Eichhorst, Baumgartner, Sepp Hilz, Martin-Amorbach, Puchinger, Schmitz-Wiedenbrück, Schachinger, Georg Ehmig, Hans Schroedter und Ederer, um nur die markantesten zu nennen, ihren besonders sinnfälligen Ausdrück’, 

Hans Schroedter, ‘Waldarbeiter’ (‘Forest Workers’), signed 1939. GDK 1939 room 5. Size 150 x 130 cm. Bought by Von Ribbentrop. Nowadays in the possession of the Belvedere Museum, Vienna (‘Sammlung des ehemaligen Reichsaussenministers Joachim von Ribbentrop’).
Depicted in:
– ‘Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte’, 1931;
– ‘Kunst dem Volk’, 1939;
– ‘Das Bauerliche Jahr’, Karlsruhe, 1939;
– ‘Die Malerei im Deutschen Faschismus’, Bertold Hinz, 1974′;
– ‘Kunst im Deutschland 1933 – 1945’, Mortimer G. Davidson, 1992.

‘Waldarbeiter’ by Schroedter, GDK 1939 room 5.

‘Waldarbeiter’ by Schroedter. An early version depicted in ‘Das Bild’, 1934.

Hans Schrowdter, ‘Auferstehung’ (‘Resurrection’), 1937. Size 240 x 170 cm. Located in the City Hall of Stadt Donaueschingen, after 1945 placed in a warehouse.

Left: Hans Schroedter, ‘Portrait Zimmermann Binder’ (‘Portrait of Carpenter Binder’), 1950. Size 77 x 56 cm. In the possession of Stadtmuseum Hüfingen. Depicted in ‘Hans Schroedter, Ein Maler auf der Baar’, 2012, by Arthur Kaiser.
Left: Hans Schroedter, ‘Säender Bauer’ (‘Sowing Farmer’), undated. Size 49 x 34 cm. In the possession of Stadtmuseum Hüfingen. Depicted in ‘Hans Schroedter, Ein Maler auf der Baar’, 2012, by Arthur Kaiser.
 

Left: Hans Schroedter, ‘Duhner Bäuerin’ (‘Farmer form Duhnen’), 1895. Size 60 x 42 cm. In the possession of Stadtmuseum Hüfingen. Depicted in ‘Hans Schroedter, Ein Maler auf der Baar’, 2012, by Arthur Kaiser.
Left: Hans Schroedter, ‘Portrait einer Bäuerin’ (‘Portrait of a Farmer’), 1937. Size 46 x 36 cm. In the possession of Stadtmuseum Hüfingen. Depicted in ‘Hans Schroedter, Ein Maler auf der Baar’, 2012, by Arthur Kaiser.
 

Hans Schroedter, ‘Schintter‘ (‘Reapers‘), 1938. 150 x 110 cm. Sold by a German auction house in 2015. With sticker at the back of the Grosse Deutsche Kunstausstellug 1937 (not displayed).

Hans Schroedter, ‘Waldarbeit, -Stockroden‘ (‘Forest Work, -Stump-grubbing‘). Displayed at the ‘Wanderausstellung der Deutschen Kunstgesellschaft‘, München-Stuttgart-Karlsruhe-Heilbronn, 1937/38. Depicted in ‘Das Bild‘, 1937.

Hans Schroedter, ‘Mädchen aus der Baar’ (‘Girl from the Baar-region’). The postcard at the right is a signed announcement d.d. 26 July 1952 of the exhibition in the Town Hall of Bernau,  organised by the Hans Thoma Gesellschaft.
   

Left: Hans Schroedter, title unknown. In the possession of the Stadtmuseum Hüfingen.
Right: Hans Schroedter, ‘Porträt Nellie’, 1908. Portrait of Thusnelda von Födrangsperg, soprano at the Kölner Stadttheather and wife of the artist. In the possession of Stadtmuseum Hüfingen. Depicted in ‘Hans Schroedter, Ein Maler auf der Baar’, 2012, by Arthur Kaiser.
   

Hans Schroedter, Portrait of Max Schroedter, son of the artist as Corporal (Gefreiter) in combatuniform of the Luftwaffe Ground Personnel’. In the possession of the Stadtmuseum Hüfingen.

Hans Schroedter, ‘Felsen an der Donau’ (‘Cliffs at the river Donau’) and ‘Schwarzwaldtal’ (‘Valey of the Black Forest’). Depicted in ‘Das Bild’, April 1942.

Hans Schroedter, ‘Leichenzug im Watt’ (‘Funerall procession in the Wadden region’). Around 1900. Displayed at an exhibition on Hans Schroedter in the Stadtmuseum, 2013; again displayed at the exhibtion ‘Die Kunst und Das Wattenmeer’, Cuxhaven, 2015/16. In the possession of the Stadtmuseum Hüfingen.

Left: Hans Schroedter, ‘The Stimme der 42er‘ (‘The Voice of the 42nd’). German war song, likely referring to the 42nd Division of the Prussian/ German Army. Depicted in ‘Bühne und Welt, Monatsschrift für das Deutsche Kunst und Geistesleben‘, Band17, 1915.
Right: Hans Schroedter, ‘Sturmlied 1914’ (‘Storm-song 1914’). German War-postcard, nr. 4, issued by the Deutschnationalen Buchhandlung G.m.b.H. in Hamburg. Stamped 30/1/1916.
      

Hans Schroedter, ‘Die Sieben Schwaben‘. Date of creation unknown. Depicted are ‘The Seven Swabians’ from the German fairy tale , collected by The Brothers Grimm in the second volume edition of their Kinder- und Hausmärchen (1857). The term Swabians refers to people from the German region Swabia. Once upon a time there were Seven Swabians who travelled through the world. To be safe from danger they carried one long spear with them.

Left: Hans Schroedter, Altarpiece of the Pfarrkirche Fürstenberg, 1950. Size 158 x 81 cm. 
Right: Hans Schroedter, ‘Kuni und Mümmel’, 1934. Depiction of his daughter, published in ‘Das Bild’, 1935.
   

Selfportrait of Hans Schroedter, depicted in ‘Hans Schroedter, ein Maler auf der Baar’, 2012, by Arthur Kaiser.
Left: selfportrait 1952. Size 54 x 45 cm. In the possession of the Stadmuseum Hüfingen.
Right: selfportrait, dated 1909. Size 101 x 85 cm. In the possession of Stadtmuseum Hüfingen.
   

 

Hans Schroedter
Hasn Schroedter (1872 – 1957) was a German painter, book illustrator and griphic designer. His grandfather Adolf was professor Watercolour-painting and Ornamentation in the city of Karlsruhe. In 1891 he went to the Karlsruher Academy were he studied under professor Robert Poetzelberger, Ernst Schurth, Carlos Grethe; later he would study as Masterschüler under Leopold Graf von Kakckreuth. In two summer holidays he remained in the Künstlerkolonie Duhnen near Cuxhaven and in Berlin, where he studied Impressionisme. In 1899 he travelled to Paris, London and Italy. From 1900 to 1904 he stayed in München, then he returned to Karlsruhe were he became for two years Masterschüler of Hans Thoma. In 1914 he settled in Wolterdingen, in the Baar-region.  In the same year he went into the army, as voluntair. Schroedter served as war-correspondent (‘Kriegsberichterstatter mit dem Zeichenstift’) at the Western front. After the war, in 1919 he settled in Hausen vor Wald (now Stadt Hüfingen, region Schwarzwald-Baar) , where he build his house and atelier,and where he lived until his death in 1957.
Schroedters personal style was a mixture of Realisme, Romantic, Jugenstil and Impressionisme. He was known for his landscapes (folkisch and homeland oriëntated), portraits, genre-paintings ans still-life’s. But in the first decennium of the 20th century, he was also well known for his romantic, classic illustrations (often in the style of Ludwig Rigter or Carl Spitzweg) of children- and fairy-tale books, as well as for his paintings (more than 50) for Catholic Churches. His works for the Dom von St. Blasiën (1910), for the Christ-Church in Pforzheim-Brötzingen (1911), and his fair tail depictions for the transatlantic steamer ‘Hamburg’, gave him national name regognition.
In 1913 Schroedter participated in the ‘Deutsche Kunstausstellung’, in Cassel. In 1929 Schroedter was represented at the ‘I. Ausstellung rein Deutscher Kunst der Deutschen Kunstgesellschaft‘ in Lübeck 1929. He participated in several exhibitions organised by the Badische Kunstverein, i.a. in die ‘Sonderschau 1934, the Nachlassschau 1937 and in the Nachlasschau 1939. Three years alter, in 1942, the Badische Kunstverein staged the ‘Jubiläumsausstellung Hans Schoedter, -zum 70. Geburtstag’. In 1936 he participated with three works in the exhibition ‘Blut und Boden, -Kunstausstellung der NS Kulturgemeinde im Kunstverein Karlsruhe; a year later he took part in the exhibition ‘Schwarzwaldmaler unserer Zeit‘ in Furtwangen. In 1938 Schroedter took part in the prominent Nazi-exhibition ‘Deutsche Bauer – Deutsches Land‘; his displayed work ‘Abend‘ was a loan form the ‘Reichsnährstand-Verlag‘. Schroedter was a member of the NSDAP, and active involved in the NSDAP-Ortsgruppe in Hausen vor Wald.
At the Great German Art Exhibitions Schroedter was represented four times. His work ‘Waldarbeiter‘ (‘Forest Workers‘)  was described in the ‘Die Kunst im Deutschen Reich 1939, page 253, as ‘one of the most oustanding works at the GDK 1939’: ‘Die gesunde, volkstümliche Tendenz in dieser neuen deutschen Malerie findet vor allem in den Bauernbildern von Gerhardinger, Franz Eichhorst, Baumgartner, Sepp Hilz, Martin-Amorbach, Puchinger, Schmitz-Wiedenbrück, Schachinger, Georg Ehmig, Hans Schroedter und Ederer, um nur die markantesten zu nennen, ihren besonders sinnfälligen Ausdrück’. ‘Waldarbeiter‘, bought at the GDK by Joachim von Ribbentrip, was depicted in many magazins in the early 40s.
In 1952 the city of Bernau (Schwarzwald) staged an exhibition dedicated Hans Schroedter. In the same year he was awarded the Hans-Thoma-Preis, a state price of Baden-Württemberg.
Hans Schroedter died in 1957 in Haus vor Wald/ Stadt Hüfingen.
Schroedter’s GDK-work ‘Waldarbeiter’, size 150 x 130 cm, is nowadays in the possession of the Belvedere Museum, Vienna (‘Sammlung des ehemaligen Reichsaussenministers Joachim von Ribbentrop’).