Youth and Old Age
Ludwig Meidner’s portraits from the 1950s and 1960s
August 28 – November 13, 2016
Burgstraße 11, Hofheim am Taunus
Having worked mainly as a draughtsman and graphic artist in the 1920s, and having scarcely painted at all during the NS era and in exile, Ludwig Meidner turned to painting again after he returned to Germany. Particularly as a portrait painter he achieved unusually intense portrayals, the psychological density and radiant coloration of which give them an altogether modern touch. These paintings are largely from the collections of the Ludwig Meidner Archive in the Jewish Museum Frankfurt. This exhibition also showed the photograph series taken in 1956 during a visit by the famous photographer Stefan Moses to Meidner’s studio in Marxheim.
“It’s lovely here. I like Marxheim. One month ago I left Frankfurt and moved to the country, to Marxheim, a small village near Hofheim, where I have turned a spacious plumber’s workshop into a studio. I’ve never had such a nice, bright studio.” (Ludwig Meidner to Ludwig Kunz, June 1955)
© for the works by Ludwig Meidner:
Ludwig Meidner-Archiv, Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Frankfurt am Main