D.W.C. Nude on the Beach - Painter Marcel René Herrfeldt

Monday, August 12, 2013

Marcel von Herrfeld born in 1880 was a son from Alice Herrfeldt and the Spanish act-painter Luis Ricardo Falero (1851-1896) who worked at Paris. Alice Herrfelt had painting lessons at the spanish painter. In the year of birth of her son Marcel René Alice Herrfeldt married the hungarian opera singer Alexander Klein. In Munich Marcel went to school and began in the epoche of Art Nouveau a education at the Kunstgewerbeschule München. Later he is supposed to have been at the art`s academie of Munich but his name cannot be found in the archives there. As an austrian-hungarian officer of reserve he had to take part in the first worldwar, was captured in Russia, was sent to prison in Sibiria and escaped adventurous over China and India to Munich.
 The works of the famous painter Franz von Stuck in Munich influenced the young Herrfeldt. Successfull was his first exhibition in 1921 in the Glaspalace of Munich. He showed there the act of the femal slave and therefore he attracted attention. His studio was in Schwabing. His favorit subject to paint finaly was the erotic femal act, which he didn´t paint in an academically aesthetically way but anticipated idealizing the pin-up-culture of painting. His women are athletic and selfconfident figures who present themselves at seashore or like here in a classical pose of the Rokoko in the historical surroundings of a boudoir. Herrfeldt died 1965 in Munich. Posthum he got the Diplom d´honneur" 1971.


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