OTTO SCHUBERT (1892-1970)
“Familie (o.T.)” (Family), 1910s
Drypoint on paper, Nr. 35 form the
“Graphic compendium II” with 36 single prints.
Otto Schubert was born in 1892 in Dresden. He started his studies at the school of arts and crafts in
Dresden and worked as stage designer and painter at the Hoftheater Dresden. In 1913 to 1914 he studied at the art academy Dresden at the class of Josef Hegenbarth. After serving in WWI and a severe war injury he continued at the art academy as master
student of Otto Gussmann. He was awarded the “Great State Award”. Schubert continuously exhibited nationally and internationally, in 1922 for example at the Gallery Alfred Flechtheim in Berlin. After 1933 he felt the suppressions of the nazi regime. 51 of his works were confiscated in the campaign “degernerate art” in 1937. Two of the works were shown at the degenerate art exhibition in Munich. In the 1945 bombing of Dresden a large part of his oeuvre was destroyed.
After the war, Schubert worked as freelance painter in Dresden. He died there in 1970.
Source: Jessewitch, Rolf
and Schneider, Gerhard (Hrsg.): Entdeckte Moderne, Boenen/Westfalen, 2008.