Albert Birkle

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Detailed information about Albert Birkle (Berlin 1900 - 1986 Salzburg:

Albert Birkle was born in 1900 in Berlin.
the artist main subject was landscape, portrait and fresco. Before he started an apprenticeship as a decorative painter at his father's factory, Albert Birkle did his military service in World War I.
From 1918 to 1924 the Albert Birkle studied at the Academy of Berlin. Along with his social commitment in the Berlin of the beginning 1920s, he creates socio-critical paintings and drawings. In 1923 Albert Birkle joins the Berlin Secession. From 1924 to 1927 he is a student in the master class of Arthur von Kampf at the Academy of Arts in Prussia. In 1924 he had his first major collective exhibition in the Künstlerhaus in Berlin. Other exhibitions in various german cities followed in 1929 and 1932.
Albert Birkle travelled extensively to Austria, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Norway and France. In 1933 he moved to Salzburg and found a major financial support in the collector Dr. M. Neumann. Though his works were branded "degenerate" art by the National Socialists, Albert Birkle could continue to work under the protection of J. Thorak. In World War II he was a soldier and war painter. From the 1930s on Albert Birkle created important works as a glass painter, such as the windows of the churches of Herrenberg and Weitingen in Wurttemberg, of the Blasiuskirche in Salzburg and of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. Apart from his glass paintings Albert Birkle painted frescoes for the Schiller Theatre in Berlin and, more importantly, portraits and landscapes. A "magic realism" is characteristic for his work.

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