Wilhelm Hempfing (1886 –1948), German

Born on 15.7. 1886 in Schönau/Heidelberg, died on  6. 6. 1948 in  Karlsruhe, Wilhelm Hempfing swas a German painter and printmaker who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe (just like his colleague student Emil Nolde) with Professor Friedrich Fehr. He was also an important and excellent etcher trained by Walter Conz at the Karlsruhe Academy. He travelled frequently, painting in England, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece and the German coastal areas along North Sea and Baltic sea. He got famous by his book illustrations and impressionistic paintings. He is best known for his impressionist style landscapes, portraits and his numerous painted nudes. He became one of the favorite artists of Adolph Hitler and he was practically present on all most important exhibitions between 1937 and 1944.

In his biography articles, it is stated that Wilhelm Hempfing visited Dalmatia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Greece. However, the author was unable to find exact details of his visit, neither some example of his Macedonian work.


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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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