KARL PETER ROEHL (German, 1890-1975)

„Akt in der Landschaft“ (nude in landscape)

blue crayon on paper, 1917. Signed in the right lower corner: „Karl Peter Röhl 1917“
Röhl used the same topic in a 1921 ink drawing (below).

(Not in the collection: Inkdrawing from 1921).

Karl Peter Roehl was born in 1890 in Kiel. After training as house painter and at arts and crafts schools in Kiel and Berlin, he began to study in 1912 at the art academy Weimar at Albin Egger-Lienz and Walter Klemm. In WWI he served as soldier. During this time, the present drawing was executed. From 1919-1921 Roehl was student at the Bauhaus Weimar and became master student. He was member of the „De Stijl“ group and friend of Theo van Doesburg with whom he later, 1924 in Berlin, exhibited together with El Lissitzky and Hans Richter. Roehl took part on the Congress of „Dadaisten und Konstruktivisten“, 1922 in Weimar. From 1924-1942 he was teacher at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt. After the war, Roehl lived as artist in Kiel. He died there in 1975.