* 13 January 1888 in Davos (Switzerland); † 1975 in Düsseldorf
German painter and graphic artist
From 1903 to 1904, Carl Christoph Hartig studies at Düsseldorf Academy of Arts, and subsequently, until 1906, at Aachen Arts and Crafts School. From 1906 to 1909 he studies at Weimar Grand Ducal-Saxon Academy of Fine Arts with Ludwig von Hofmann and Hans Olde. He continues his studies during his travels in Rome, Munich and Paris. From 1910 to 1914 he lives in Paris. He visits the Académie Moderne and takes lessons from Emile-Othon Friesz, an important practitioner of Fauvism. This first development in Classical Modernism around Matisse, and then later, Cubism, are the influences in the development of Hartig’s own style. In 1918, having mean while settled in Aachen, he participates in the Berlin Free Secession with his paintings, ‘Riviera Hafen’ [Riviera Harbour] and ‘Die Bucht’ [The Bay]. He exhibits oil paintings and watercolours created in Southern Italy at Hans Goltz’s gallery Neue Kunst in Munich in 1926. He has thus become part of the German avantgarde which has been exhibited here since 1912.