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date: 05 December 2019

Heine, Thomas Theodorlocked

(b Leipzig, Feb 28, 1867; d Stockholm, Jan 26, 1948).
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(b Leipzig, Feb 28, 1867; d Stockholm, Jan 26, 1948).

German painter, printmaker and illustrator. Having established a reputation as a caricaturist while still a schoolboy through drawings contributed to his school magazine (a satirical weekly), he entered the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf in 1885. Expelled a year later because of his irreverent treatment of the image of the Laocoön, he studied briefly at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich before being allowed to return. He then studied under Peter Janssen until 1889. He moved again to Munich and in the nearby artists’ colony of Dachau produced around 30 impressionist landscape paintings, for example The Angler (1892; Munich, Lenbachhaus). In 1892 he worked on the bourgeois family magazine Fliegende Blätter. He began to work with the publisher Albert Langen in 1895, designing covers for brochures and books. Drawings by Heine appeared in the art magazine Pan, and he rose to sudden fame in 1896 with the first issue of the magazine ...

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Neue deutsche Biographie (Berlin, 1953–)