Ernst Wilhelm Nay
(1902 - 1968)
Ernst Wilhelm Nay was active/lived in Germany. Ernst Nay is known for still life, portrait, landscape, painting, abstraction.
Biography Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902, Berlin - 1968, Cologne) was a German abstract painter influenced by L'Art Informel*.
Nay studied under Karl Hofer at the Berlin Art Academy from 1925 until 1928. His first sources of inspiration resulted from his preoccupation with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Henri Matisse as well as Caspar David Friedrich and Nicolas Poussin.
Nay's still lifes, portraits and landscapes were widely acclaimed. In 1931 Nay received a nine-months' study bursary to the Villa Massimo in Rome, where he began to paint in the abstract Surrealist* manner.
On the recommendation of the Lübeck museum director, C.G. Heise, Nay was given a work grant financed by Edvard Munch, which enabled Nay to spend time in Norway and on t
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