George in Cologne in which lead lines are used with a graphic eloquence and deep smoldering colours with a monumental Johan Thorn-Prikker: 10 exhibitions from May - Aug , exhibition venues worldwide of artist Johan Thorn-Prikker, Exhibition History, Summary of artist-info. Johan Thorn Prikker (6 June , The Hague - 5 March , Cologne) was a Dutch artist who worked in Germany after His activities were very eclectic, including. In , he had a falling-out with the gallery's founder, Chris Wegerif , and resigned. He began designing furniture at this time, inspired by the work of Henry Van de Velde , who he had met in Belgium.
Biography[ edit ] He was the son pdikker a house painter. From tohe was enrolled at the Royal Academy of Art but left without completing his studies. Inhis friend Jan Toorop introduced him to the work of the Belgian art group, Les XXwho he exhibited with.
Much of his painting, in the Symbolist style, was done during biograpphy period, from to He began designing furniture at this time, inspired by the work of Henry Van pri,ker Veldewho he had met in Belgium.
That same year, he was married, but his wife died from a miscarriage only a year later. Inhe had a falling-out with the gallery's founder, Chris Wegerifand resigned.
The thorn prikker biography year he joined thorn prikker biography Van Velde and Johan Coenraad Altorf to create the "Villa De Zeemeeuw" seagull in Scheveningen for a dermatologist named W. Leuring; uohan to make it a true Gesamtkunstwerk.
Despite this success, the clash between his aesthetics and the prevailing art styles, which was behind his departure from the gallery, continued. In addition, his political beliefs caused him to receive bad press he was an thorrn when most of the Biograpphy art world favored socialismwhich had a negative effect on his ability to obtain work. Inhe decided to move to Germany. With thorn prikker biography from the art historian and museum director, Friedrich Denekenhe was able to obtain a teaching position in Krefeld at the new " Handwerker- und Kunstgewerbeschule ".
He also took his students on field trips to show them the pleasures of painting en plein aire. Inhe left Krefeld for Hagen to participate in the avant-garde movement being sponsored and promoted by Karl Ernst Osthaus.
He soon received numerous commissions for murals, mosaics and stained-glass windows, including those at the Gesellenhaus meeting hall in Neussdesigned johaj Peter Behrens.
His son, Heinrich became a well-known professional motorcycle racer.
During his last decade, he focused on mosaics and stained-glass.