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Fassbender, Josephlocked

(b Cologne, April 14, 1903; d 1974).
  • Uwe Haupenthal

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German painter. He studied from 1926 to 1928 at the Werkschule in Cologne with the German painter Richard Seewald (b 1889). As early as 1929 he received the Villa-Romana prize from the Deutschen Künstlerbundes, which gave him a grant to study for a year in Florence. At this stage in his career, while working as a typographer, he concentrated on portraits, figurative compositions, landscapes and still-lifes; most of his early work is lost. During World War II he served as a cartographer in the Wehrmacht, and in ...

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