He was only 53 years old and left Erding early. Nevertheless, the painter Albert Schiestl-Arding wore his hometown in the name.

Erding– “His works are terrific, the story of his life touching and far too short.” The art historian Heike Kronseder about Albert Schiestl-Arding (1883-1937) says. She has been dedicated to the painter, carrying his home town in the name of, an exhibition. The Show of 40 works, which was planned for the Museum in the women’s kircherl, and in the Franz-Xaver-steel-fell, however, the Corona-pandemic victims. She had to be moved to the spring of 2021.

“Albert Schiestl-Arding a painter, the you forget like was, if you count the famous in Erding-born artists such as Hiasl Maier-Erding, Franz Xaver Stahl, August Kraus or Benno Hauber and many others,” says Kronseder. An exhibition of his works was long overdue. Luck would have it, that Joseph Hierling, a famous collector of works of art of expressive realism, had the same suggestion. Kronseder met him, quickly everything was a foregone conclusion. Hierling has 28 large-format paintings Schiestls from the Kunsthalle Schweinfurt, Germany, available, and completed with loaned works of some of the Erdinger citizens and the Museum.

expressionist portraits and flowers-shutdown

“Albert Schiestl life wonderful expression painted expressionist portraits, and especially flowers-still life,” enthuses Kronseder. To do this, he had picked the flowers and vases-arranged. “I like him very much. He would have earned so much more, but he simply had no luck,“ says the art historian Berg, the head of the steel Museum in Erding wait.

Albert Schiestl was born on 27. April 1883 in Erding, the son of Posamentiers, so of braid, ribbons and tassel-maker Carl Schiestl and his wife Ottilie born. This had children from her first marriage to the now deceased brother of her husband Carl, five. Also Friedrich Schiestl (1871-1945) was, from 1919 to 1929 2. Mayor of Erding.

The ratio of the little Albert to his half-siblings was not a time of life well. The closer the relationship to his father has been. Carl Schiestl instructed the boys in literature, horseback riding, and transferred his love of nature to him. He also gave the four-year-old the first dog. All his life Albert Schiestl should have dogs and painting.

key experience is desire to be a Professional art painter

the business, the mother took care of more. The purchase of the house was a good address in Erding, and offered as a grocer’s shop of colonial goods in addition to coal everything for the daily use needed, to coffee and cocoa. The first blow of fate in the life of Albert Schiestls was the early death of his father. It was followed by years manufacturer in boarding schools up to o-level and a training in Augsburg with a Cloth.

It was an experience that brought him to the realization to be a painter, was: “He saw one day in the sunlit parlor of his Terrier bitch on a colourful cushion in front of the oven lying. The sun’s rays lit the room, only the dog and the cushion. This scene was so beautiful that he felt a deep desire to paint. Soon, he knew ,I’m a painter of art.‘“, Kronseder told.

Instead of emigration in the United States lives Schiestl in Bremen

Schiestl attended the art Academy in Munich and took private lessons before he was to emigrate to America. He worked as a crew member of an overseas steamer hire, but had to due to illness from the ship. He remained in Bremen and earned his living as a decorative painter. Then he worked in a photo Studio, where he met his future wife, the painter Annemarie Dutch know. In 1908, they celebrated the wedding, five years later, daughter Liselotte was born.

artists ‘ colony in Worpswede

broke out When the First world war, volunteered Schiestl voluntary, but was made for health reasons. While he bought a shepherd dog and to the medic and dog handler training was to serve as a war-volunteer, moved wife and daughter to Worpswede near Bremen. After the war, Schiestl and enjoyed followed them to Paint, to Discuss, to sit Together with the artists of the colony. However, it took Schiestls life a turn for the sad: First of all, he was separated from his wife, then burned down his property and he lost everything he owned.

“a broken man, he left Worpswede and moved to the Harz mountains, where he stayed with Painting and odd jobs,” says Kronseder. The Situation must have been for him unbearable. So he voted for one of the friends arranged to stay in a nerve sanatorium in. Schiestl recovered, took part in exhibitions and signed since then, with the name of Albert Schiestl-Arding as a reminiscence of his native town.

front and back of the canvas painted

private happiness returned. In 1926, he married Schott, the actress Irmgard. After the birth of daughter Nora, the painter experienced a major creative force. “He was a diligent painter,” says Kronseder. There is big – how small-scale works from him, eight are in the possession of the town of Erding. “Often he has painted also the back of the canvas.” So there is a picture on the front of the horses and riders are in the front, a landscape with farm. “If you are lucky, you can purchase a Albert Schiestl for less than 2000 euros,” says Kronseder. In the galleries, he will be traded for 4000 to 8000 euros.

On 14. February 1937 died in Albert Schiestl-Arding, 53 years, of pulmonary tuberculosis. It is not known that he ever returned to Erding.