Walter Ophey

Walter Ophey, Grüne Madonna, um 1913, Öl auf Leinwand, 65,5 x 47,5 cm, Private collection, Monaco, courtesy of Eckart Lingenauber © Eckart Lingenauber
Walter Ophey, Grüne Madonna, um 1913, Öl auf Leinwand, 65,5 x 47,5 cm, Private collection, Monaco, courtesy of Eckart Lingenauber © Eckart Lingenauber

13 September 2018 – 13 January 2019

“It is with colours that I’m most comfortable”, acknowledged Walter Ophey (1882–1930), whose fame spread well beyond the Rhineland region in his lifetime. In Ophey’s work, colour is of supreme importance. This is also true of his drawings; using colour crayons, the artist developed a unique style whose key characteristic is a pronounced representation of contours.

Ophey’s estate held by Museum Kunstpalast is a unique record of Modernism in the Rhineland region. The volume comprising 170 paintings and approximately 3,000 works on paper constitutes the largest collection of his works.

Showing a selection of his works, this first major survey exhibition since 1991 brings the artist’s idiosyncratic oeuvre back into the limelight.

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