Willy Tiedjen (1881 Hamburg – 1950 Munich)
Hamburg Harbor with the Kaiserspeicher ( Kaiser Memorial) and St. Michael’s Church
Oil on canvas
48.5 x 70.5
The Port of Hamburg is a sea port on the river Elbe in Hamburg, Germany, 110 kilometres from its mouth on the North Sea. The port is almost as old as the history of Hamburg itself. Founded on 7 May 1189 by Frederick I for its strategic location, it has been Central Europe’s main port for centuries and enabled Hamburg to develop early into a leading city of trade with a rich and proud bourgeoisie. More on Hamburg Harbor
It’s Germany’s largest port and is named the country’s “Gateway to the World” (Tor zur Welt). In terms of TEU throughput, Hamburg is the second-busiest port in Europe (after Rotterdam) and 15th-largest worldwide.
Willy Tiedjen, was actually Carl Friedrich Emil Martin Wilhelm Tiedjen also Tiedgen or Tietjen. He was born in 1881, and was an animal, landscape, and marine painter.
From 1901-02, he was a student at the Kunstgewerbeschule Hamburg. From 1902-06, he studied at the Munich academy under Heinrich of reins. After that, changing stays in Munich, Karlsruhe, Hamburg, Noordwijk in the Netherlands and Wörth am Rhein.
Tiedjen went on study trips to Holland and Switzerland. He was established in Munich in 1912. He charged exhibitions in Munich glass Palace, and the Great German Art Exhibitions in Munich. He was a member of the Munich Artists ‘Association, the National Association. More on Willy Tiedjen
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