Lesser Ury
1861 - 1931 was a German Impressionist painter and printmaker. He was born Leo Lesser Ury in Birnbaum, the son of a baker whose death in 1872 was followed by the Ury family's move to Berlin. In 1878 Lesser left school to apprentice with a tradesman, and the next year he went to D??sseldorf to study painting at the Kunstakademie. Ury spent time in Brussels, Paris, Stuttgart, and other locations, before returning to Berlin in 1887. His first exhibition was in 1889 and met with a hostile reception, although he was championed by Adolph von Menzel whose influence induced the Academie to award Ury a prize. In 1893 he joined the Munich Secession, one of the several Secessions formed by progressive artists in Germany and Austria in the last years of the 19th century. In 1901 he returned to Berlin, where he exhibited with the Berlin Secession, first in 1915 and notably in 1922, when he had a major exhibition. By this time Ury's critical reputation had grown and his paintings and pastels were in demand. His subjects were landscapes, urban landscapes, and interior scenes, treated in an Impressionistic manner that ranged from the subdued tones of figures in a darkened interior to the effects of streetlights at night to the dazzling light of foliage against the summer sky. Ury is especially noted for his paintings of nocturnal cafe scenes and rainy streets. He developed a habit of repeating these compositions in order to sell them while retaining the originals, and these quickly made and inferior copies have harmed his reputation.

 

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Lesser Ury Nollendorf Square at Night (nn02) oil painting   

Painting ID::  23219
Lesser Ury
Nollendorf Square at Night (nn02)
1925 Oil on canvas,28 1/2 x 21 1/2'' Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Nationalgalerie,Berlin (East)

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Estaminer oil painting   

Painting ID::  38670
Lesser Ury
Estaminer
mk138 1884 Oil on canvas 100.5x52cm

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury At the railway station Friedrichstrabe oil painting   

Painting ID::  44975
Lesser Ury
At the railway station Friedrichstrabe
mk184 1888 cover colors 65.5x46.8cm

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Kuste of jutted oil painting   

Painting ID::  44976
Lesser Ury
Kuste of jutted
mk184 1892 colored pastel chalks on braunlicher papas 68.5x94.8cm

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Verganglichkeit oil painting   

Painting ID::  44977
Lesser Ury
Verganglichkeit
mk184 1898 oils on Lwd 104x78cm

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Otto Brahm in its box of the German of theater oil painting   

Painting ID::  44978
Lesser Ury
Otto Brahm in its box of the German of theater
mk184 1901 oils on cardboard 50x54cm

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Portrat Eugen sailor oil painting   

Painting ID::  44979
Lesser Ury
Portrat Eugen sailor
mk184 1905 pastels 119X81cm

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Even likeness oil painting   

Painting ID::  44980
Lesser Ury
Even likeness
mk184 UM1910 oil on Lwd 60.7x41.5cm

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Markische Dorfstrabe oil painting   

Painting ID::  44981
Lesser Ury
Markische Dorfstrabe
MK184 1912 coals and chalk 49.7x31.7cm

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Ring battle in the show booth oil painting   

Painting ID::  44982
Lesser Ury
Ring battle in the show booth
mk184 1903 Heliogravure in black on rolled China on copper pressure carton 27.5x37.5cm

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury London in the fog oil painting   

Painting ID::  81148
Lesser Ury
London in the fog
London in the fog, 1926. Oil on canvas, 67 x 97 cm Date 1926(1926) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury London in the fog oil painting   

Painting ID::  85208
Lesser Ury
London in the fog
1926. Oil on canvas, 67 x 97 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Bahnhof Nollendorfplatz bei Nacht oil painting   

Painting ID::  85895
Lesser Ury
Bahnhof Nollendorfplatz bei Nacht
Date 1925(1925) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 72.5 x 102.5 cm (28.5 x 40.4 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Liegender Akt oil painting   

Painting ID::  87082
Lesser Ury
Liegender Akt
Medium Oil on canvas cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Abend am Landwehrkanal oil painting   

Painting ID::  87270
Lesser Ury
Abend am Landwehrkanal
1889(1889) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 76.5 x 105.5 cm (30.1 x 41.5 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Frau am Schreibtisch oil painting   

Painting ID::  88857
Lesser Ury
Frau am Schreibtisch
1898(1898) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 71 x 51.5 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Bahnhof Nollendorfplatz bei Nacht oil painting   

Painting ID::  90048
Lesser Ury
Bahnhof Nollendorfplatz bei Nacht
1925(1925) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 72.5 x 102.5 cm (28.5 x 40.4 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Thuringer Wald oil painting   

Painting ID::  91967
Lesser Ury
Thuringer Wald
1890er Jahre Medium oil on panel Dimensions 66.2 X 95.5 cm (26.1 X 37.6 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury London im Nebel oil painting   

Painting ID::  96380
Lesser Ury
London im Nebel
Oil on canvas, 67 x 97 cm Date 1926(1926) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Lesser Ury Leipziger Strabe oil painting   

Painting ID::  98072
Lesser Ury
Leipziger Strabe
1889(1889) Medium oil on canvas cyf

   
   
     

 

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Lesser Ury
1861 - 1931 was a German Impressionist painter and printmaker. He was born Leo Lesser Ury in Birnbaum, the son of a baker whose death in 1872 was followed by the Ury family's move to Berlin. In 1878 Lesser left school to apprentice with a tradesman, and the next year he went to D??sseldorf to study painting at the Kunstakademie. Ury spent time in Brussels, Paris, Stuttgart, and other locations, before returning to Berlin in 1887. His first exhibition was in 1889 and met with a hostile reception, although he was championed by Adolph von Menzel whose influence induced the Academie to award Ury a prize. In 1893 he joined the Munich Secession, one of the several Secessions formed by progressive artists in Germany and Austria in the last years of the 19th century. In 1901 he returned to Berlin, where he exhibited with the Berlin Secession, first in 1915 and notably in 1922, when he had a major exhibition. By this time Ury's critical reputation had grown and his paintings and pastels were in demand. His subjects were landscapes, urban landscapes, and interior scenes, treated in an Impressionistic manner that ranged from the subdued tones of figures in a darkened interior to the effects of streetlights at night to the dazzling light of foliage against the summer sky. Ury is especially noted for his paintings of nocturnal cafe scenes and rainy streets. He developed a habit of repeating these compositions in order to sell them while retaining the originals, and these quickly made and inferior copies have harmed his reputation.