German expressionist, born and died in Hamburg. During the Nazi period he was regarded as a “Degenerate” artist and banned together with many of the top German expressionists. His main themes were urban and factory view and his style reminded to the one of Karl Schmitt-Rottluff.


Otto Schirop visited Macedonia in 1931. There is a painting entitled “Blick uber den Wardar auf die Zitadelle  von Skoplje, 1931” ( “Vuew at river Vardar from thе Castle of Skopje”) sold by auction house Hans Stahl , Hamburg , Germany (lot number 210) on 15th June 2002.

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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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