JOSEF FRIEDRICH LIMMER

JOSEF FRIEDRICH LIMMER (German, 1892-1967), “Angst”, 1930s, oilcolour on canvas.
The painting “Angst” is probably related to the  composition “Vergessenheit” of the 1920s where Limmer pictured a young man surrounded by “hate”, “sadness”, “grief”, “carelessness”, “envy”, “frenzy” and others.

JOSEF FRIEDRICH LIMMER

Not in the collection: “Vergessenheit”, 1920s,  charcoal on paper, Auktionshaus Schwerin,
2011.

Josef Friedrich Limmer (a.k.a. Fritz Limmer) was born in Abensberg/ Passau in 1892.
He worked as painter and sculptor in Munich until 1967. In his early works of the 1920s and 1930s he was quite sociocritical. With the time, his topics became more and more phantasmagorial. Noticeable is that his artistic abilities seem to weaken with the advancing age. Late works of the 1950s and 1960s give an almost amateurish impression.
Left: “Maria”, 1920ies, woodcut on thin paper . Right: “Ma-Ate”, 1945, watercolor on paper.