Weitz Helmuth

Helmuth Weitz (1918-1966) Ohrid St Naum church 1958 watercolor

Born on January 5, 1918 in Düsseldorf, died in 1966 in Mönchengladbach. Düsseldorf landscape, figure and still-life painter and graphic artist. Painted in a neo-impressionistic style.  He attended the Düsseldorf Academy and was a student of Heuser, Kiederich and Junghanns. His painting style is influenced by impressionism and classic modernism. Weitz visited Macedonia in the […]

Wunderwald Gustav


Born in Cologne in 1882, died in Berlin in 1945. Started his career as an art assistant for the master painter from Cologne Wilhelm Kuhn. Worked as a stage painter between 1899-1900 in Gotha and Charlotteburg studios for stage painting in Berlin as well as for the other theaters in Europe including the Royal Opera […]

Wessel Rudolph


German impressionist, no biographical data can be found in the literature, but there are auction records on artprice.com and the other specialized auction web sites. Rudolph Wessel visited Macedonia during the World War One, probably as a soldier in the German Army. A gouache “Strumitza 1917” is in the collection of the author.

Wellershaus Paul

Born on 20th May 1878 in Radevormwald, died on 23rd February 1976 in Radevormwald, Germany. He started his artistic education in the private art school of P.P. Bernhard in Barmen between 1902-1905. For a short time, he worked as a pattern designer in a wallpaper company. From 1907 until 1911 he studied art in the […]

Wagner Georg


Born in 1875, worked in Berlin as a painter, graphic designer and book illustrator. During the World War One, he was a military painter in Macedonia and France. His book “My War Diary 1914-1918” which was a collection of 81 original watercolors, ink and pencil drawings from Macedonia and France (Dojran, Monastir, Bourlon, Thun, Mariquette…) […]

Vukanović Beta

Born on 18th April 1872 in Bamberg Germany as Babet Bahmeijer, died on 31st October 1972 in Belgrade. She is considered as one of the most important Serbian plain-air impressionist. She started her artistic education in 1890 in the private art school of Carl Mar, and Anton Ažbe in Munich. There she met her future […]

Thielen Herman

Herman Thielen 1867-1930 Turkish bet house in Opaje ink drawing

Born in 1867 in Berlin, died 1930 in Dusseldorf. German painter and etcher. He had several successful exhibitions in 1907 and 1908. He is registered in several German art lexicons (Thieme –Becher, Dressler, 1937 etc.) Thielen visited Macedonia during the First World War, likely as military painter. His ink drawings from the villages of Opaje, […]

Steinhardt Jacob

Jacob Steinhardt (1887–1968) was a painter and woodcut artist, who worked mainly in woodcuts depicting biblical and other Jewish subjects. Born in Zerkow, Germany, he immigrated to Israel during 1933. He studied at the School of Art in Berlin in 1906, then studied painting with Louis Corinth and engraving with Hermann Struck in 1907. From […]

Steps. F


Unidentified, presumably German war painter, who painted several gouaches and drawings from Skopje, Veles and other Macedonian cities in 1916 which are in the collection of the author of this lexicon

Schweitzer-Cumpana Rudolf


Romanian painter with ethnic German origin. Born on 07.05.1886 in Pitesti, died on 17.02.1975 in Bucharest. He studied art at the Royal Art Academy in Berlin in the class of Prof Rudolf Schlabitz. After the studies, he went back to Romania in 1909 to serve his military service. Started to exhibit in Bucharest regularly since […]