This is Carl Geist

Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Geist (9 December 1870, Reichelsheim – 29 November 1931, Bad Wimpfen) was a German Impressionist painter.

His dad was the district veterinarian. In 1871, his relations moved to Grünberg and he attended the Gymnasium in Laubach. In 1888, he entered the Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe, where he studied under Ferdinand Keller. With a scholarship from the Grand Ducal Ministry of the Interior, he undertook additional studies in Munich, Vienna and Italy.

In 1900, he exhibited at the Glaspalast. Although he was officially enrolled at Karlsruhe until 1905, he actually pursued his studies as soon as Robert von Haug in Stuttgart. He briefly lived in Darmstadt, then returned to Grünberg in 1905 although, as a free-lance painter, he travelled frequently to visit his clients. After 1915 he lived in Wimpfen.

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World War I hit him no question hard; especially the loss of links such as August Macke and Franz Marc. In response, he and no-one else impressionism for a gloomier Academic style and his output decreased dramatically.

The Carl-Geist-Straße in Grünberg is named after him.

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