The World of Erich von Campehausen A Creative Spirit to Mark the Opening of A New Artistic Era in Riga ... And Beyond. Part II Cover Image
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The World of Erich von Campehausen A Creative Spirit to Mark the Opening of A New Artistic Era in Riga ... And Beyond. Part II
The World of Erich von Campehausen A Creative Spirit to Mark the Opening of A New Artistic Era in Riga ... And Beyond. Part II

Author(s): Jeremy Howard
Subject(s): Cultural history, Visual Arts, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Mākslas vēstures pētījumu atbalsta fonds
Keywords: Erich von Campehausen; Baltic German art; painting; drawing; magazine illustrations; cover design; art life; exhibitions;

Summary/Abstract: The article continues to explore the diverse activities of the Baltic German artist Erich von Campenhausen (1872–1926), analysing his known works in the art-historical context. The second part of the article focuses on the artist's contribution to painting and graphic arts. HIs paintings are a peculiar synthesis of Impressionist and Expressionist approach as well as Japonism. Campehausen designed numerous covers for popular Latvian magazines and supplied illustrations; he also ilustrated children's poetry and took part in the organisation of Riga's art life and exhibitions. An insight is given into his biography as well as the reception of his legacy which has been marginalised by both nationally oriented and Soviet art historians.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 49-71
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: English