Biography of Dietz Edzard
Dietz Edzard was born n Bremen in 1893. He traveled
extensively through Germany, Holland and France. Edzard, a colourful artist who
has carried on the traditions of the masters of French Impressionism, studied
painting with Max Beckmann. In 1929, Edzard's work was included in an exhibition
of Contemporary Painting at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, a museum dedicated to the
Impressionist masters. In 1938, Edzard married Suzanne Eisendieck (1908-1998), a
well-regarded artist in her own right who worked in an impressionistic style.
In his book D. Edzard, Gerd Muehsam writes: Edzard has captured in his canvases
the charm of the Parisian atmosphere. With the light, vibrant touch of his
brush, he produced sparkling, and yet delicate, paintings of beautiful women,
dancers and flowers. His brilliant delineations of circus life and the theatre,
his spirited portrayals of Parisian cafe scenes have made him a favorite of art
circles in this country and abroad.
Consciously, (Edzard) turns his back on the experimental art of his
contemporaries, opposes all weighting of art eith programs and theorems.
Deliberately, he avoids the representation of human conflict and inner discords
and the chaos and shifting quicksands of modern existence. Instead, he prefers
to work along well-defined modes of expression. The line begun in portraits of
Velazquez and Goya and continued in the art of Manet and Renoir becomes Edzard's