Eduard Bargheer (1901–1979)


Eduard Bargheer  was a German painter and printmaker associated with Expressionism and, later, abstract art. Born in Finkenkrug near Hamburg, Bargheer received his artistic training at the College of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg-Lerchenfeld and the Gerda Koppel Art School, where he studied under painter Friedrich Ahlers-Hestermann, and traveled to Italy on a scholarship in 1925. 

Bargheer’s early style was characterized by a bleak color palate, displaying influences of Edvard Munch, Vincent van Gogh, and the Flemish Expressionists. 

In 1929, Bargheer became a member of the Hamburger Sezession, a group of artists whose style had developed out of Expression toward rounded contours and sketchy depictions of landscapes and people.

Cardinale Elia dalla Costa cira 1950’s | 16x12 Etiching 4/30 | 477.16.10
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