Artist Birthdays October 2 – HANS THOMA

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HANS THOMA (October 2, 1839 – November 7, 1924)

  • Nationality: German
  • Field: Painting, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Symbolism
  • ARTiFact: In 1899 he moved to Karlsruhe to become director of the Kunsthalle museum, which now houses the largest collection of his work.
  • Artist Quote: “I must distinctly state that I have never felt myself a martyr, but I have had the happiness to go to my work nearly always with a sense of gladness.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Children’s Dances, 1884.

Hans Thoma. Children's Dances. 1884.

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