Series documents the contribution of artist Hermann Finsterlin to the correspondence circle of Die gläserne Kette. Finsterlin wrote under the pseudonym Prometh (sometime appears as "Prometheus").
Born in Munich in 1897, Finsterlin studied at Munich University in chemistry, then in physics and medicine, and later in philosophy. He studied painting at the Kunstakademie in Munich in 1917 and 1918 and exhibited his work at the Ausstlelling für unbekannte Architekten. He published in "Frühlich", a magazine edited by Bruno Taut in which works by some members of Die gläserne Kette were featured. He painted frescoes in Tripoli, Majorca, and Tenerife. During the Nazi period, Finsterlin was commissionned to paint frescoes and portraits for the regime, but most of his work was destroyed during the war. He died in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1973. (Source: Ian Boyd Whyte, Bruno Taut and the Architecture of Activism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982)
The series comprises part of the correspondence of Hermann Finsterlin to the Die gläserne Kette circle, including a postcard. The series also includes some drawings by Finsterlin.
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