Fishermen with nets
Landschaft mit Schlucht
Spring awakening
Scirocco

Eduard Bargheer

Fishermen with nets

1965
Watercolour on paper
13 1/4 x 17 3/4 inches (33,5 x 45 cm)


Eduard Bargheer

Landschaft mit Schlucht

1959
Watercolour on paper
12 1/4 x 19 1/8 inches (31 x 48,4 cm)


Eduard Bargheer

Spring awakening

1955
Watercolour on paper
9 x 12 3/4 inches (22,4 x 32,4 cm)


Eduard Bargheer

Scirocco

1967

8 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches (21,5 x 31,5 cm)


Über Eduard Bargheer

Born: 1901 in Hamburg
Died: 1979 in Hamburg

After training in painting and drawing at the Hamburg-Lerchenfeld School of Arts and Crafts in 1918 and after graduating from the teacher training seminar in 1924, Bargheer began his studies at the Gerda Koppel School of Art as a student of Friedrich Ahlers-Hestermann. In 1929 he became a member of the Hamburg Secession. In 1933, a scholarship enabled him to finance a longer stay in Paris with his own studio. In autumn 1935 Bargheer visited the Italian island of Ischia, which he travelled to annually from then on. In the following years he met the painters Werner Gilles and Rudolf Levy and developed artistically stimulating friendships. In 1935 he made the acquaintance of Paul Klee, whom he visited in Bern a year later. The artist's move to Foro d'Ischia in 1939, due to the war, led to a stylistic change. The works of his Italian period show a clear turn towards abstraction and are characterised by a luminous colourfulness, as is evident in many of his lively, mosaic-like watercolours. It was not until 1950 that he returned to Germany, where a first retrospective was held in 1953 at the Kestner-Gesellschaft in Hanover. Teaching assignments as a guest lecturer and professorships at the universities in Berlin, Hamburg and Rome followed.
In 1976, on the occasion of the artist's 75th birthday, a major retrospective opens at the Hamburg Kunsthaus and the Eduard Bargheer Foundation is established to promote young artists. Three years later, the painter died at the age of 78 in his native town of Hamburg-Finkenwerder.