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Can it be confirmed that he is a survivor? on the RMS titanic page, he is not listed.
as painted by Willy Stöwer?
The caption on the image: ...as painted by Willy Stöwer -- is misleading at best. This image has been altered and is not "as painted by Willy Stöwer". Most notably it was never painted by Willy Stöwer; it was a B&W print from a wood engraving created by him for the German publication Die Gartenlaube Illustrirtes Familienblatt. -- Note an original print ~Eric F 184.108.40.206 (talk) 07:10, 22 April 2012 (UTC)21:45, 22 April 2012 (UTC) An accurate description might be: "A colorized rendition derived from an engraving by Willy Stöwer." (Caption clarified accordingly)08:38, 22 April 2012 (UTC) Works such as Der Untergang der Titanic (1912) are lithographs created from hand-etched wood engravings, and printed using ink. ~E 23:37, 22 April 2012 (UTC); ~E:22:32, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
- Done Image reverted to original (caption modified accordingly) ~Eric F 220.127.116.11 (talk) 01:59, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Willy Stöwer is credited as author of the following:
- Zur see mit Pinsel und Palette; Publisher: Braunschweig [etc.] G. Westermann, 1929 [Autobiographical]
- Deutsche U-Boot-Taten, in Bild und Wort. (Prof. Willy Stöwer); Publisher: F. Bruckmann, München, 1916; "Published by the Imperial Navy Foundation" (Reichsmarinestiftung)
- Der Deutsche Segelsport. F. A. Brockhaus, Leipzig; 1905
- Marine ABC; Publisher: Spamer, 1901
- Deutschlands Kriegsflotte: Mit Benutzung amtlichen Materials nach original Aquarellen; Publisher: Kutzner & Berger; Berlin, 1898
- Deutsche Flottenmanöver: Nach Aquarellen u. Studien; Westermann, Braunschweig, 1900.
In addition, he is credited as co-author of many other books, such as:
- Die deutsche Flotte in großer Zeit; Scheer, Admiral Reinhard und Willy Stöwer; Publisher: Georg Westermann, 1926
- Kaiser Wilhelm II. Und die Marine; Wislicenus, Admiralitastrat Georg, Illustrated by Stower, Professor Willy. Publisher: August Scherl, 1912
Also, the following books written about Willy Stöwer:
- Willy Stöwer. Marinemaler der Kaiserzeit. Leben und Werk by Jörg-Michael Hormann; Publisher: Koehlers Verl [Biography] @(Library of congress)
- "Kunst braucht Gunst!" : Willy Stöwer, Marinemaler und Illustrator der Kaiserzeit : ein Leben mit Aufstieg in die höchsten Kreise : Willy Stöwer nur ein politischer Marinemaler? : eine grosse Villa für einen Besucher der night kam : Stöwers Weltkrieg in Grau und Schwarz
The following seems obvious, but might be considered OR. -- Include?
- His numerous nautical paintings were done in pencil, watercolor, gouache, tempera, oils, and mixed media, often combining pencil, watercolor and gouache.
- Considering adding Legacy section which would include "Der Untergang..." narrative, along with examples of museums and exhibition(s).
- there was a Stöwer exhibition "Kunst braucht Gunst!" organized by Jörg M Hormann, which I believe was at Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven in 2000, and possibly another museum (forgot which one, believe in Wolgast)-- possibly 2002. Needs verification.
- "Kunst braucht Gunst!" literally translates as "Art needs a Favor!" -- but suspect it is idiomatic and would translate better as "Art deserves favor!" -- as in: "Imperial favor" (?)
- Since the lead mentions the 'Untergang', and that picture is the reason most people would be coming to this article, I believe the image would be best with the lead; but I realize this would be non-standard for artist's pages.
- I wasn't sure about putting "professor" in the lead, although it seems to be an honorary title, I have found no source to confirm this. But "professor" as a title is something that I'm not very familiar with, and am not sure of the "honorary" part (unable to verify). Presumably he wasn't a university instructor (as far as I know).
- "...originally trained as a metalworker" -- was this translated from the de.WP article? Would that be from: "...erlernte zunächst den Beruf eines Schlossers." ?
- Doesn't the 'Signature' parameter on Infobox:artist work?
- Would the following set-up be acceptable: Lead / Biography / Career / Publications / Legacy
- The date on the Cap Trafalgar poster is uncertain -- based on conjecture. (Note: he could and did create paintings of ships prior to their construction based on blueprints, etc.)
- Missing information: birth name, education, family
~Comments, suggestions, corrections, etc., encouraged! Thanks, ~Eric F 18.104.22.168 (talk) 16:28, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
My ability to work on this will be very limited for an undetermined length of time -- might need to be "semi-retired" from WP. ~Eric F 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:45, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
Removed: "...there were no icebergs close-by during the sinking..." -- Evidence and testimony indicates otherwise, e.g.: According to Captain Arthur Henry Rostron of the Cunard Line's Carpathia, the ship that was first on the scene, more than twenty large bergs were observed.
- Elmer Taylor: "I felt the boat rise and it seemed to me that it was riding over the ice. I ran out on deck and then I could see ice. It was a veritable sea of ice and the boat was rocking over it. I should say that parts of the iceberg were 80 feet high and had been broken into sections probably by our ship."
- Mrs Lucien P Smith: "We went three quarters of a mile away, and through the clear night I could see icebergs all around us. It was like a weird polar stage setting."
- GENERAL NEWS. AN APPALLING OCEAN TRAGEDY. DETAILS OF THE LOSS OF THE TITANIC. HEROISM OF MEN AND WOMEN. 1585 LIVES LOST. LONDON, Tuesday. The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) Saturday 27 April 1912, page 37
- The Titanic Iceberg: A Photo Gallery of Suspects
- Titanic information / Recovery -- Maritime Museum of the Atlantic / Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax