01 Painting – Marine Art, John Gleich’s In the port of Hamburg, wth Footnotes, #327

John Gleich, (1879 – 1927)
In the port of Hamburg

Oil on canvas
80 x 110 cm, eng. 95 x 125 cm.
Private collection

The Port of Hamburg, is a sea port on the river Elbe in Hamburg, Germany, 110 kilometres from its mouth on the North Sea.

It’s Germany’s largest port and is named the country’s “Gateway to the World”. Hamburg is the second-busiest port in Europe (after Rotterdam) and 15th-largest worldwide. 

The harbour is location is naturally advantaged by a branching Elbe, creating an ideal place for a port complex with warehousing and transshipment facilities. More on The Port of Hamburg

John Gleich (born November 2, 1879 in Memel , † after 1927) was a German merchant, oriental and marine painter and publicist.

After graduation, he worked as a merchant. He taught himself to paint, and in 1906 dedicated  himself from to painting. He undertook study trips to India and Ceylon in 1909 and 1910 , where he created many images of the Oriental genre. Back in Germany, he devoted himself mainly to marine painting, also painted genre paintings, portraits and nudes. He lived in Berlin.

During the First World War he published two coloring books about the combat activities of the German Navy . He also published several essays on the architecture of India in the German construction newspaper and in the publications of the German Castle Association. More on John Gleich

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