Little known German painter, born in Hagen in 1880, studied in Munich and worked as a painter and graphic artist in Cologne from 1912. He mainly painted city and landscape views. His wife died before the First World War and he probably moved to Berlin with his stepdaughter in the 1920s. His daughter emigrated to the United States in the early 1930s. From there she supported her penniless stepfather, who died in Berlin in 1945. Interesting to note that he was a passionate collector of German folk clothes, his collection was donated to Krefeld Textile museum.

Paul Prött was probably a German soldier in the World War 1 in Macedonia, where he made drawings that later were converted into etching from Babuna pass, Skopje and Prilep. These Macedonian artworks were sold on auction in 1926 and were documented in the auction catalogue: Modern graphics, XIX./XX. Century: [Auction, October 1 and 2, 1926 in the Ackermann und Sauerwein art dealership, Frankfurt am Main] (Catalog No. 3) – Frankfurt a. M., 1926, page 28.

Paul Prött 1880-1945 list of his Macedonian etchings 1926 auction catalogue
Paul Prött 1880-1945 list of his Macedonian etchings 1926 auction catalogue

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Vlatko potpis s

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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