Ulrich Leman

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Ulrich Leman (born October 15, 1885 in Düsseldorf , † April 22, 1988 in Deià , Mallorca ) was a painter of Rhenish Expressionism .

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Ulrich Leman, born in Düsseldorf and raised in Danzig , came to Düsseldorf to study in 1903. After participating in the First World War , he returned to Düsseldorf in 1919 and was accepted into the group “ Das Junge Rheinland ”, became a master student of Heinrich Nauen , and went to Greece from 1922 to 1925 on a state scholarship. In 1927 he made his first trip to Mallorca with some artists from the “Young Rhineland” and the “artist motherEy . In 1928 he received the "Grand Prize of the Rhine Province" at the Great German Art Exhibition in Düsseldorf.

Gravestone in Deià

From 1929 to 1939 he lived and worked in Deià / Mallorca, Paris, Düsseldorf and Sopot near Danzig. After the Second World War , he fled the Russian Army and came to Hesse. Here he lived and worked near Gießen and Wetzlar , was a member of the " Upper Hessian Artists Association " and sent its exhibitions. Later he lived and worked alternately in his house in Deià (Mallorca) and Aßlar, near Wetzlar in Germany, which he had acquired in 1930 . Leman died in 1988 at the age of 102, he is buried in the cemetery in Deià. At the end of the 20th century, his work, which was mainly created at the beginning and up to the beginning of the Second World War, again received greater attention in art history.


  • Rainer Zimmermann: Expressive realism. Painting of the Lost Generation. Hirmer, Munich 1994, p. 408.


  • Werner Raeune: Refuge in the paradise of colors. The painter Ulrich Leman. 30 minutes. 1986.

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