Richard Aich (1886 – 1975), German

Born in Geislingen/Steige, died in Ulm, studied art at the Art academy in Munich and Stuttgart. He was a German military painter during the world war one. He started his military campaign as a volunteer in the artillery unit at Italian front, and came to Macedonia in 1916 with the Bavarian Pioneer company unit. There he got the order from the army command, at the war front in Macedonia “as a war painter to bring out a book that through rich illustrations show what this frontline is all about, whether martial or cultural or natural history, can offer “(Quote Ulmer Tagblatt, 23.12.1933). His artistic period in Macedonia was described in the book: „Von Bildhauern und Malern der Künstlergilde Ulm“ published in 1929. Some examples of his Macedonian period:
  • Oil painting: Skopje (Ueskueb) market view, sold by the auction house Dusseldorfer Auktionhaus, Dusseldorf, Germany in May 2006 (lot number 1).
  • Exhibition “Impressions 1914-1918, Richard Aich”, held by “Kultur Kreis Sulzfeld (www.kulturkreis-sulzfeld.de) from 8th to 29th April 2018
  After the war, Aich worked portrait painter, but also took over the interior and exterior design of secular and religious buildings in several southern German cities, including the restoration of the facade painting at Ulm City Hall
Richard Aich 1886 1975-Skopje Ueskueb market 1918 oil on canvas
Richard Aich 1886 1975-Skopje Ueskueb market 1918 oil on canvas
Richard Aich 1886 1975Impressions 1914 18 Exhibition of this WW1 drawings Sulzfeld Germany
Richard Aich 1886 1975Impressions 1914 18 Exhibition of this WW1 drawings Sulzfeld Germany

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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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