3633 S Dixie Hwy West Palm Beach, FL 33405 United States 561.385.4779
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Blue Orange Abstract Expressionist

Documentation Signed
Origin United States, Florida
Period 1950-1979
Materials oil canvas
W. 35 in; H. 27 in; D. 2 in;
W. 88.9 cm; H. 68.58 cm; D. 5.08 cm;
Condition Good. very good
Creation Date 1950
Description Mid-Century Blue orange German Expressionist
Dynamic and expressive abstract composition painted in the 1950s in this painting, the artist demonstrates a strong influence by the European avant-garde movement (Cobra).
canvas size 24"x32" gold leaf frame 27"x35"
Sandro von Lorsch (during the Third Reich Heinz Lorsch, Sandor Lorsch, born August 18, 1919, in Hamburg, February 17, 1992) was a German painter of late Expressionism.
His father was Count Willy Walther von Lorsch, his mother the noble Spaniard Bobilla Josefina Rothe de Gomez. Von Lorsch grew up in Hamburg's Nienstedten district, at Nettelhof 19, which leads to Jenischpark. His father was his first teacher. The family traveled frequently in Europe, so to France, Spain, Hungary, Austria and northern Italy. Already as a boy, he painted oil paintings, some of which still exist with motifs from the Alps, Venice, and Pomerania. For a year he was enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, his first and only official teacher was the well-known restorer Otto Klein. In 1936 he was arrested in Hamburg by the Gestapo and mistreated after he had hoisted the British Union Jack with friends on a boat on the Alster, where he suffered a broken jaw, his pictures were confiscated. His father was deported and killed for alleged high treason (contacts to noble houses in Europe). Von Lorsch fled via Prague, where he first met Oskar Kokoschka, to Hungary. There he received a Hungarian passport, which he used even after the Second World War even longer. He fled via Paris to England, where he became a translator for the British army. After an often erratic life with five marriages, he died in 1992 of kidney-pancreas.
From 1945 Lorsch lived in the east of Hamburg (Wentorf and Reinbek) and supplied Hamburg galleries and collectors with numerous paintings, including industrialists, academics and merchants. His paintings, mostly in oil, more rarely charcoal drawings, watercolors or oil pastels, are clearly classed as expressionist, influenced by French fauvism, namely Pierre Bonnard, Maurice de Vlaminck and Chaim Soutine, whom he had met before the war. However, his early paintings are usually comparatively realistic, reminiscent of the painting of French modernism such as Paul Cèzannes, Armand Guillaumines or Camille Pissarro. In the late 1950s, he moved back to Hamburg's West and painted especially in the vicinity of Blankenese, but also south of the Elbe at Hittfeld, Stade and in the bogs. During this time he met Karl Schmidt-Rottluff know and painted with him on the Baltic Sea and in Ticino, where the painter friend Hans Purrmann met several times. He also met Kokoschka again and painted with this in the port of Hamburg and in Bremen. He was also known as Max Pechstein, but never joined a group of artists. Around 1960, his paintings partially achieved prices in a clear five-digit height (auction Schwabroh) and he exhibited in well-known galleries such as Commenter. When he painted more landscapes at a young age, it became urban landscapes. London, Bruges, Paris, Milan and especially Hamburg, but also small towns like Reinbek, Bergedorf, Mölln, Büsum, Andernach, Zell am See and Montagnola as well as Sylt and the northern German Halligen. Most recently, until his death, he lived in the Hamburg district of Winterhude in Leinpfad 27, where many pictures were created with motifs around the Outer Alster. Lorsch also painted numerous portraits of patrons and their families, as well as artists such as actress Tilla Durieux, chanson singer Alexandra and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. It also created large-scale works with biblical motifs. In the 1970s, after a trip to the United States and the encounter with the Abstract Expressionism, which he admired in 1972, his paintings were increasingly abstract and finally seemingly completely irrelevant. He exhibited in his lifetime in a number of galleries, especially in Hamburg, but also in London, Worpswede, and Lugano. In 2014, more than 40 of his paintings were shown in the Reinbeker Schloss for the first time since his death, some of which have been published. The Salisbury Museum, the Sprengel Museum in Hanover and the Kunsthalle Bremen are in possession of some of his paintings. So far, more than 730 of his pictures have been registered, mostly by collectors, but some also by institutions such as the Hamburg Bar Association, the Hafenlotsenbrüderschaft Hamburg, the Nordmetall Association and the Heiligen-Geist-Hospital in Lübeck. The Museum Ludwig in Cologne has created a dossier about the artist in his archive in which documents are collected.
Styles / Movements Abstract Expressionism
Incollect Reference Number 333438
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