Walter Leistikow

male / German, Russian
German, Russian
Bydgoszcz 1865-10-25
Bromberg in 1865
Berlin-Schlachtensee 1908-07-24
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Son of the apothecary Carl Leistikow and his wife Bertha; he married Anna Mohr in 1894
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  • Bydgoszcz 1872 - 1883
    School and private lessons from painter Alexander Flotow
  • Berlijn 1883 - 1908
    Starts at the Royal Academy, but is removed the same year for lack of talent; lessons from the landscapist and marine painter Hermann Eschke and 1885-87 from the Norwegian landscapist Hans Gude; 1890 1890-93 teacher at the KSch Berlin; Beginning of a lifelong friendship with Lovis Corinth, who was to become his biographer. Leistikow operates in the Friedrichshagen district of the young literairy avant-garde around Gerhart Hauptmann, with whom he remains close friends for life; founding member 1892 of the artists group 'Elf'; 1894 marriage to the Danish Anna Mohr; 1898 founding member of the Berliner sezession; 1907 profesor at the Royal Academy; Stayed in the sanatorium Hubertus in Schlachtensee, there suicide by shooting.
  • 1887 - 1888
    Fulfils his militairy service
  • Parijs 1893
    study trip
  • Scandinavië 1894
    study trip; They spent the summers of 1895-1906 mostly in Scandinavia (painting stays in Denmark, Visby, Gotland, Stockholm and Norway).
  • Florence 1900
    Trip to Italy, visit to Arnold Böcklin in Fiesole
  • Weimar (Thüringen) 1903
    founding member of the Deutsche Künstlerbund in Weimar; diagnosed with syphilis.
  • Merano 1904
    Sanatorium stay in Meran, increasing health problems due to syphilis
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
landscape (genre), river landscape
Creation date: 1992-01-12; Last modified date: 2018-02-11


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