Franz Joseph Esser (1891 – 1964)

Self portrait, oil on canvas, 56.5 x 42 cm (detail), 1929, signed 'Esser 29'

Self portrait
Oil on canvas, 56.5 x 42 cm (detail), 1929, signed “Esser 29”.

Full name: Franz Joseph Esser
Painter, draughtsman, commercial artist and caricaturist

The painter and draughtsman, a descendant from a lower class family, started in his youth on experiments with oil-painting.

From 1910 to 1913 he studied history of art, and – although he occasionally took drawing courses at the academy – may in essence be regarded as self-taught person.

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Works by Franz Joseph Esser (selection)