Artist

Richard Lindner

The Huntress, 1964
Gouache, watercolor, crayon and graphite on paper
33 1/8 x 27 ½ in. (84.1 x 69.9 cm)
Signed and dated lower left

Chronology

1901

Richard Lindner is born in Hamburg, Germany.

 

1905

Moves to Nuremberg with his family where his mother opens a custom-fitted corset business.

 

1924-27

Moves to Munich.

 

1925-27

Studies at the Künstakademie, Munich.

 

1927-28

Moves to Berlin.

 

1928

Returns to Munich to work as the art director for a publishing house.

 

1929

Marries Elisabeth Schülein.

 

1933

Flees to Paris where he works as a commercial artist and graphic designer.

 

1939

Serves in the French army.

 

1941

Moves to New York where he works as an illustrator for Fortune, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue magazines.

 

1948

Becomes an American citizen.

 

Early 1950s

Begins painting seriously.

 

1952-67

Teaches at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.

 

1954

His first solo exhibition is held at the Betty Parsons Gallery, New York.

 

1965

Begins painting full-time and teaches at the Akademie für Bildende Künste, Hamburg.

 

1967

Teaches at Yale University, New Haven.

 

1969

Marries his second wife, Denise Kopelman.

 

1978

Dies in New York on April 16.