Erich Klossowski (Polish Eryk Kłossowski , born December 19, 1875 in Ragnit , East Prussia ; † January 23, 1949 in Sanary-sur-Mer , France ) was a French set designer, painter, draftsman and art historian of German-Polish origin. He wrote, among other things, a German-language monograph on Honoré Daumier and a French-language monograph on Eugène Delacroix .
Erich Klossowski came from a small noble Polish family who used the "Rola" coat of arms. He was the husband of the painter Baladine Klossowska (1886–1969), and the father of the painter Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski, 1908–2001) and the writer Pierre Klossowski (1905–2001).
Following the wishes of his wife, he moved from Breslau to Paris after 1900 . There his two sons were born. In 1917 he divorced and married the Swiss Hilde Stieler , who in turn separated from the actor and director Kurt Stieler . In 1939, Klossowski received French citizenship.
In the course of the Nazis' “ Degenerate Art ” confiscation campaign in 1937, three prints and two paintings by Klossowski were confiscated from the Museum of Art and Applied Arts in Stettin, from the Dortmund City Museum of Art and Industry, from the Weimar Palace Museum and from Berlin city holdings.
- with J. Meier-Graefe: La collection Cheramy; Catalog raisonné précédé d'études sur les maîtres principaux de la collection. Illustré de 127 héliotypies et de 2 héliogravures hors texte. R. Piper, Munich 1908 (Contents Les peintres anglais et Constable, par J. Meier-Graefe. Eugène Delacroix, par E. Klossowski. La collection Cheramy, par J. Meier-Graefe. Catalog des tableaux anciens. Catalog des tableax de l 'école anglaise. Catalog des tableaux de l'école française. )
- Honoré Daumier. R. Piper, Munich 1923.
- Manfred Flügge :: Balthus' forgotten father . In: Die Welt vom July 22, 2007 (accessed January 25, 2013)
- Research center "Degenerate Art", FU Berlin: Confiscation inventory "Degenerate Art". Retrieved October 30, 2019 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Kłossowski, Eryk (Polish)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German art historian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 19, 1875|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ragnite|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 23, 1949|
|Place of death||Sanary-sur-Mer|