German 🇩🇪 1885 - 1936
August Babberger (1885-1936) was a German painter recognized as a protagonist of Expressionism and a significant figure in Classical Modernism in southwest Germany. Despite his contributions, he remains one of the early 20th century’s almost forgotten artists. Babberger’s work spans from symbolist and Jugendstil influences to expressionist style, characterized by radical simplification of form and intense color. His art reflects a deep engagement with the Swiss Alps landscape, where he found his main motif, achieving a unity between human existence, art, and nature.
Babberger's participation in the 1928 Summer Olympics' art competition highlights the unique intersection of art and sports during the early 20th century, showcasing his versatility and the broad recognition of his talents beyond traditional art circles.