Born on 10 April 1886 in Isny, died in 1940 in Bad Hindelang. Studied art in Kempten and started to work in a map company in Isny. In 1915 he moved to Munich where he designed remarkable aerial topographic maps of Germany. There he got coaching from prof. Karl Doehlmann. He fully focused on cards and maps design and earned a reputation as one of the best German map drawers. His works can be found in the Zurich museum. During the World War Оne, Ruep made numerous maps from a zeppelin view. One of those maps is the map of Thessaloniki bay made in 1917.

Joseph Ruep 1886-1940 Saloniki bay Zeppelin map 1917
Joseph Ruep 1886-1940 Saloniki bay Zeppelin map 1917

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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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