Conrad Hommel (Mainz, 16 February 1883 - Sielbeck, 11 November 1971) was a German painter. He was best known for his portraits of leading German entrepreneurs such as Max Grundig, Herbert Quandt, and politicians such as Paul von Hindenburg, Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring.
Hommel's father was a counselor in Mainz. His sister married Albert Friedrich Speer and would be the mother of architect Albert Speer. Hommel married Carolina Schultheiss (1869-1938), divorced of the painter Georg Schuster Woldan, in 1908. He became stepfather to her daughter, Evan van Hoboken (1905-1987), who took the name Eva Hommel.
He studied at French academic painter Jean-Paul Laurens studio in Paris, in 1908. He returned to Germany the following year, joining the Munich Academy at 19 October 1909, where he studied painting with Hugo von Habermann, a leading name of the Munich Secession. He would be a member of the Munich Secession afterwards and even their president. He became a teacher in 1928.
Hommel became one of the official painters of Nazi Germany, and worked in a conventional naturalist and realist style. His style is quite academic, and, compared with other Nazi painters, such as Werner Peiner, seems more free from modern influences. He was given the Lenbach Prize in 1936.
- Ernst Klee: Das Kulturlexikon zum Dritten Reich. Wer war was vor und nach 1945. S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2007, S. 265–266.
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