The painter Josef Scharl (1896–1954) is one of the most significant artists of the 1920s and early 30s in Germany. Operating on the border between expressionism and New Objectivity, he created a painterly oeuvre that insistently reflects the political and social distortions of modernity. His portraits, figural images and landscapes combine criticism with empathy, soberness with pathos, and austerity with a proclivity for the ornamental. The exhibition Between Times brings together around fifty key works that were mainly created during Scharl’s Munich years until his emigration to the United States in 1938: images of an intensity lasting to this day.
Parisian Street Scene, 1930
© Susanne Fiegel