Artworks by Sepp Hilz

Sepp Hilz (born 22 October 1906 in Bad Aibling, † 30 September 1967 in Willing) was a German painter, who specialized in rural themes and was a “peasant painter” .
Hilz was the son of the painter and restorer George Church Hilz.
After completing elementary school, he won an apprenticeship for aspiring painters in Rosenheim, where he learned above all the copying of old masters.
From 1921 to 1927 he continued his studies at the Munich art school and at Moritz Heymann’s’ private school for graphic arts .
In 1928 he married and returned to Bad Aibling to work for his father.
Since 1930, he stepped out of his own works in the style of Wilhelm Leibl.
In the era of National Socialism  Hilz, due to his  very fusuccessl rural subjects, was one of Adolf Hitler’s favorite painters.
After Hitler had bought, in 1938, his picture “After Hours” for 10,000 Reichsmarks, he granted him, in 1939, a donation of 100,000 marks for the purchase of land and the erection of a house with a private studio .
Hilz was represented several times with his own works on the NSDAP art exhibitions in Munich’s Haus der Kunst, including the image of a peasant girl undressing, Rustic Venus.
On 1 July 1943, Hitler appointed him, in spite of title block, a position as professor.
After the end of World War II Hilz  worked as a restorer of war-damaged church paintings.
In his own works, he increasingly turned to religious themes.
As an artist with National Socialist connections, he could not hold attention for his work and decided in 1956 to give up painting.
In 1967 he died.

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