WILLY ROBERT HUTH
WILLY ROBERT HUTH (German, 1890-1977), (attributed to)
„Mensch in der Natur“ (Man in nature), late 1910s
61cm X 47cm, charcoal and aquarelle on paper. The work was acquired from an estate in Erfurt.
Willi Robert Huth was born in 1890 in Erfurt. He started his studies at the school of
applied arts and crafts in Erfurt and Duesseldorf. 1915-1918 he served as soldier and was held in British imprisonment. In
1919 he started out as independent painter in Berlin and became friend with Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel, H.M. Pechstein
and George Grosz. He married the painter and designer Martel Schwichtenberg in the same year. He joined the expressionist
group „Jung Erfurt“ in 1919 (see works of the other members Willy Kirch and Alfred Hanf in the section „Figure“ and
„Landscape“) . Together with Hermann Sandkuhl, Huth was founding member of the 1921 „Juryfreie Kunstausstellung“
(jury free exhibition). For the „Kestner Society“ Hannover, he designed 6 lithographs for the annual Kestner portfolio.
Other artists of this famous print series were Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Max Kaus, Martel Schwichtenberg,
László Moholy-Nagy and El Lissitky. Together with Lyonell Feininger, Paul Klee, Erich Heckel, Otto Mueller,
Heinrich Nauen Emil Nolde, H.M. Pechstein Christian Rohlfs and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff he was featured at the
„1. deutsche Expressionistenschau“ (First German Expressionists exhibition) at „The Andersen Art Galleries“,
New York in 1923. He travelled to Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and Paris and devloped his new,
In 1944 Huth was recruited as border patrol and was captured by Russian troops. While away, his studio in Berlin was bombed and all of his works were destroyed. After the war he became an art teacher and later on Professor at the academy of applied art in Berlin. Huth died in 1977 in Amrum.