Max Doerner (artist)

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Max Doerner (1 April 1870 in Burghausen – 1 March 1939 in Munich) was a German artist and art theorist.

Doerner's artistic education was at the Academy of Fine Arts (Munich) where he studies under Johann Caspar Herterich and Wilhelm von Diez. His style was basically impressionistic. He travelled around Europe, in particular to the Low Countries and Italy and studied the old techniques of painting. He is most noted for his work The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting first published in 1921 and now running to many editions.[1][2]

His approach inspired the founding of the Doerner Institute.[3][4]

He was also an instructor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, where his students included Karl Gatermann the Younger.

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  1. ^ Max Doerner/Thomas Hoppe, Malmaterial und seine Verwendung im Bilde, Stuttgart 2006, ISBN 3-332-01830-2
  2. ^ Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Saur Verlag, 2001, Bd. 28, S. 252
  3. ^ Ball, Philip (2001) Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour, Vintage
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