Paintings of Agrarian Life by Julius Paul Junghanns

Julius Paul Junghanns (1876-1958) was a German painter who focused his artistic talent on portraying the reality of rural life. He grew up in Dresden where he studied painting and then moved to Munich to further hone his skills at the Academy of Fine Arts. He married the daughter of a prominent veterinarian and began a professorship at the Dusseldorf Art Academy. His career as an artist was temporarily halted as he was drafted to fight in the First World War.

When the National Socialists came to power Junghanns was acting director of the Dusseldorf Art Academy and became a celebrated figure within the Reich because of his style and “blood and soil” subject matter. Seven of his paintings were featured at the Great German Art Exhibition in 1937. After the Reich fell, Junghanns fell ill and took a few years to recover and start up a studio again, with help from friends and collectors.

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