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Tafelrunde | o. D.
Tafelrunde | o. D.
Tafelrunde | o. D.

Tafelrunde | o. D.

Heinrich Esser

1895 Aachen — 1985 Potsdam

He was born in Aachen in 1895. A relative helped Esser to get to Berlin, where he worked as a painter’s assistant with the Behrens company. Student cards that allowed him to attend lectures at the Humboldt Academy in 1916 offer proof that he was enrolled at this time. A letter of 7 April 1924 by Fritz Stahl, then an art critic with the Berliner Tageblatt, demonstrates that Esser was keen to display his works in public. Stahl advised him to contact Hermann Sandkuhl, who had founded the exhibitions of the association “Die Juryfreien in Berlin”. However, the catalogue of the next exhibition, in 1924, does not list anything by Esser. He now began calling himself “Derharri”, and he exhibited his painting Die Tafelrunde (“Company at table”) under this pseudonym at the Berlin Secession in 1925. This was the first time that his work began to garner attention.

Artist works

Raucher und zwei Frauen | o. D.
Smoker and two women | no date
Oil on canvas
76 x 45 cm
Zwei Männer im Gespräch | 1949
Two men in conversation | 1949
Oil on PVC canvas
70 x 50 cm
Porträt vermutlich Paul Westheim (1886–1963) | 1950
Portrait, presumably of Paul Westheim (1886–1963) | 1950
Oil on paper on canvas
57,5 x 43 cm
Männerporträt | o. D.
Portrait of a man | no date
Oil on wood
44 x 34,5 cm
Tafelrunde | o. D.
Company at table | no date
Oil on canvas
75 x 150 cm
Drei Personen | 1948
Three people | 1948
Oil on canvas
49 x 62 cm
Weib mit Blume | o. D.
Woman with flower | no date
Oil on canvas
78 x 100 cm
Berliner Straßenscene | o. D.
Berlin Street Scene | no date
Oil on Canvas
76.5 x 57.5 cm
(Foto: Hubert Auer / © Heinrich Esser )

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