From the Painters Colony to the Colonie de Peinture

June, 30th - July, 21st 2019


From the Painters Colony to the Colonie de Peinture

Between 1895 and 1905, the painters of the Grötzinger artists' colony spent a few days in the idyllic village of Obersteinbach in Alsace. Here they could work and spend holidays. Franz Hein was the first one to let himself be attracted by the surroundings to his fairytale pictures. He was gladly accompanied by his painting students - also called "Malweiber". But Karl Biese and Gustav Kampmann were more often in Obersteinbach and have left works there. Until the end of World War I the regular exchange lasted. Paintings from this period can be seen in a small museum in Obersteinbach.

The association "Patrimoines d`ici", based in Obersteinbach - comparable to the hometown friends Grötzingen - has archived these works and will present the pictures and drawings to the public there in September and October. Before, however, these works can be seen in Grötzingen.
Under the motto "From the Painters' Colony to the Colony of Peinture", the exhibition will be on display at the Heimatfreunde Grötzingen on four Sundays between June 30 and July 21. It is a cross-border project of the PAMINA region, which was initiated by the Patrimoines d'ici in cooperation with the Heimatfreunde.

The vernissage will take place on 28.6. in the context of the 9th Cultural Mile 2019 with guests from Obersteinbach in the rooms of the Heimatfreunde in the Schultheiß-Kiefer-Str. instead of. Opening hours on 30.6. from 11:00 to 20:00 and on the remaining Sundays from 14:00 to 18:00.


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