Hans am Ende

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Hans am Ende during WWI
Hans am Ende painting during WWI

Hans am Ende (31 December 1864, Trier - 9 July 1918, Stettin) was a German Impressionist painter.

In 1889 he co-founded the artist's colony in Worpswede with Fritz Overbeck, Otto Modersohn, and Heinrich Vogeler. In 1895 this group exhibited in the Kunsthalle Bremen and at the Glaspalast in Munich, which brought them national recognition. In 1900 the poet Rainer Maria Rilke travelled to Worpswede and befriended the artist's colony, eventually writing essays about each of its members.

He volunteered for the army at the outbreak of the First World War, serving in an infantry regiment. On 10 April 1918 he was severely wounded near Mesen and taken to the hospital in Stettin, where he died. His grave is preserved in the Worpswede Cemetery.

Birken am Moorgraben (1896)

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  • Otto Dziobek (1922). Geschichte des Infanterie-Regiments Lübeck (3. hanseatisches) Nr. 162
  • Rainer Maria Rilke (1955–66) Sämtliche Werke. Band 1–6, Band 5, Wiesbaden and Frankfurt a.M.
  • Rainer Maria Rilke (2007) Worpswede: Fritz Mackensen, Otto Modersohn, Fritz Overbeck, Hans am Ende, Heinrich Vogeler. Neuausgabe Insel, Frankfurt a. M.; 10th ed. ISBN 978-3-458-32711-0
  • Sigrid Welte-Wortmann (1987). Die ersten Maler in Worpswede, Worpsweder Verlag, ISBN 3-922516-00-9
  • Margarete Braun-Ronsdorf (1953), "Am Ende, Hans", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German) (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot) 1: 246–246 

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