Andreas Dirks

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Andreas Dirks (born June 16, 1865 in Tinnum on Sylt ; † June 24, 1922 in Düsseldorf ) was a German landscape and marine painter from the Düsseldorf School .


Fishing port
Fishing boats off Sylt
Munkmarschen harbor view on Sylt , 1922

Dirks was born as the eldest son of Paul Andreas Dirks (1835-1914) and Anna Louise Auguste Schaper (1840-1911). He had five younger siblings, two brothers and three sisters. His artistic training began with a visit to the Hamburg trade school . In 1885/1886 he studied with Eugen Dücker at the Düsseldorf Art Academy . From 1887 to 1893 he attended the Grand Ducal Saxon Art School in Weimar , where he studied with Leopold von Kalckreuth and Theodor Hagen . In 1889 he worked with college friends in Gothmund . In 1895 he settled in Düsseldorf. There he belonged to the artists' association Malkasten . Alexander Essfeld was a private student of Dirks . In 1916 Dirk became a professor. Every year he used to visit his home on Sylt, where he had a studio . He also made extensive trips to the United States . Dirks received several awards, in 1900 a small gold medal at the Great Berlin Art Exhibition , in 1907 a large gold medal in Vienna.

Work (selection)

Initially preferring earthy tones for his pictures, he switched to a more colorful representation by 1900.

  • Fishing port
  • Boats on the quay
  • West coast landscape
  • Fishing boats off Sylt
  • Munkmarschen harbor view on Sylt , 1922

Exhibitions (selection)


Web links

Commons : Andreas Dirks  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Prof. Andreas Dirks , data sheet of the Sylt family database , accessed on the portal on June 22, 2015
  2. ^ Rudolf Theilmann : The student lists of the landscape classes from Schirmer to Dücker . In: Wend von Kalnein (Ed.): The Düsseldorf School of Painting . Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz 1979, ISBN 3-8053-0409-9 , p. 147
  3. Heiko Jäckstein: Artists' Colony Gothmund, Research - Sources
  4. Inventory list , website in the portal , accessed on June 22, 2015
  5. ^ Wilhelm Schäfer : Two Düsseldorf painters (Andreas Dirks and Wilhelm Schreuer) . In: Die Rheinlande , Heft 3, 1900, pp. 16–26 ( digitized version )