Artworks by Adolf Wissel

Born 19 April 1894 to Velber at Hanover from a peasant family, youngest son of three brothers to farmer Heinrich Wissel. The brother Heinrich , who will inherit his father’s farm activities and continue with them,  died just 28 years for the consequences of war wounds.
Adolf began his studies in Decorative Arts (Arts and Crafts School) Hanover, where he attended courses by 1911 to the 1914. In 1916 became a soldier at the front  of the First World War. He finished his training by 1922 to the 1924 Academy of Art in Kassel with the painter Curt Witte. His artistic development is also influenced by Carl Bantzer, who is the director of the Academy during the years when Adolf began his studies.
From 1924 on he  will seldom leave his hometown. He painted several works devoted to the life of the peasants (portraits, figure, groups) and represents the rural life of Lower Saxony in a spirit close to that völkisch.  Paints portraits of Wilhelm Raabe and Alexander von Humboldt for schools of the same name. He also produced murals for the Landesbank, to the town hall and the office of the Ministry of Culture of Lower Saxony in the city of Hannover. The 1 April 1933 Receives award in the city of Hannover and 1 April of the same year he joined the NSDAP. In 1934 he married Ella, a girl  near the farm of his brother, where Adolf organizes his studio. In the Big German Art Exhibition of 1937 to the 1944, he, most part, represent the people’s lives and portraits of peasant. These paintings were part of the NSDAP’s ‘blood and soil‘ campaign, designed to associate the ideas of health, family and motherhood with the country.  He died in Velber in 1973.




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