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Emil Preetorius

Emil Preetorius

Mainz 1883 -
München 1973


The stage designer Emil Preetorius was born in Mainz on June 21, 1883 and was one of the most important stage designers of the first half of the 20th century.
The young Emil Preetorius successfully studied jurisprudence and art history in Giessen. In 1909 he co-founded a school of illustration and the book trade in Munich together with Paul Renner. In 1928 Preetorius became a professor at the Munich "Hochschule für Bildende Künste".
He became the head of scenery for the Bayreuth "Festspiele" in 1932. During the 1930s Emil Preetorius's scenes, such as the rock of the Valkyrie for the "Ring des Niebelungen", were among the most important and influential designs for Richard Wagner's works. From 1953 to 1968 Emil Preetorius was the president of the "Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste" in Munich.
Emil Preetorius died on January 27, 1973 in Munich.

Ketterer Kunst
Collecting fields:
e. g. BIG NAMES
Emil Preetorius - Zehn Blatt. Lithographische Original-Zeichnungen
Emil Preetorius
"Zehn Blatt. Lithographische Original-Zeichnungen"
1,110 $
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Lovis Corinth - Luzerner See am Vormittag
Lovis Corinth
"Luzerner See am Vormittag"
333,000 $
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Alexej von Jawlensky - Helle Erscheinung
Alexej von Jawlensky
"Helle Erscheinung"
310,800 $
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Alexej von Jawlensky - Gelbe Häuser
Alexej von Jawlensky
"Gelbe Häuser"
277,500 $
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August Macke - Kinder am Brunnen II
August Macke
"Kinder am Brunnen II"
222,000 $
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Alfons Walde - Aurach bei Kitzbühel
Alfons Walde
"Aurach bei Kitzbühel"
222,000 $
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Ernst Wilhelm Nay - Purpurmelodie
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
"Purpurmelodie"
222,000 $
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Alexej von Jawlensky - Meereslandschaft Borkum
Alexej von Jawlensky
"Meereslandschaft Borkum"
222,000 $
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