Michael Zeno Diemer (1867 – 1939), German

Born in Munich on 8-Feb-1867, died in Oberammergau on 28-Feb 1939. He was a German military painter, known for his impressive battle scenes. Studied at the Fine Art Academy in Munich together with Gabriel Hackl and Alexander von Liezen-Mayer.

We has very well known for his panoramic paintings like: 100 square-foot “The battle of Bergisel” painted in Insburg in 1894. At the end of 19th century he also painted several other panoramic paintings, inspired by the Franko-German wars. During the World War 1, he was an airman, creating many aerial paintings and photographs.

Zeno Diemer visited Macedonia during the Great war, where he served in the Greek part of Macedonia around the Halkidiki peninsulas, and Kavalа. One example of his Macedonian period is the painting: “Monastery under Mount Athos” sold by  Sotheby’s London 12/12/2005, lot number: 128. He also produce several drawings from the Macedonian battlefields which were reproduced in the German War newspapers

Zeno Diemen 1867-1939 Die bucht von Kawala 1915
Canyon of river Vardar near Veles 1916
Canyon of river Vardar near Veles 1916

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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