Heinrich Basedow the Elder

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Wilhelm Heinrich Johann Theodor Basedow (* 1865 in Berlin , † 1930 in Potsdam ) was a German portrait and landscape painter. To distinguish it from his son of the same name , who was also active as a visual artist, he is called Heinrich Basedow the Elder .

Basedow studied at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin with Eugen Bracht and at the Karlsruhe Art Academy with Gustav Schönleber .

He married Caroline Bohnhof on November 1, 1889 in Gressow .

From 1896 he was a member of the " Association of Berlin Artists " and from 1898 of the " Berlin Secession ". After moving to Potsdam in 1900, Basedow became a co-founder of the Potsdam Art Association. He took part in the great Berlin art exhibitions in 1894 and 1914.


  • Wieland Barthelmess: Heinrich Basedow 1865–1930, a painter for the Berlin Secession . Gallery on Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin 1994.
  • Renate Bergerhoff: A painter in Potsdam. Heinrich Basedow the Elder Ä. (1865–1930) - co-founder of the II. Potsdamer Kunstverein . In: Jutta Götzmann (Ed.): Private and public collecting in Potsdam. 100 years of "Art without a King" . Lukas-Verlag, Berlin 2009, DNB  993986013 , p. 57 ff .

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