Alfred Hermann Helberger (German, 1871-1946)
Boulevard Scene, Paris, 1905
Oil on board
Signed lower right
13 in. h. x 18 in. w., board
21 in. h. x 26 in. w., as framed
Alfred Hermann Helberger (born May 23, 1871 in Eberstadt, died January 31, 1946 in Berlin) was a German painter of landscapes and portraits.
After completing his studies in Frankfurt am Main and Karlsruhe (pupil of Gustav Schönleber) he settled in Berlin in 1894, where he set up a studio on Kurfürstenstrasse. Helberger traveled to the Netherlands and Norway, where he focused on landscape painting. In 1905 he went to Paris and was strongly influenced by French Impressionism. His later works are more influenced by Fauvism.
Helberger was one of the most important painters in Berlin until Nazi-occupied Germany placed a ban on the exhibition of "degenerate art" in 1937. After the death of his Jewish wife in 1945, Helberger committed suicide. His grave of honor is located on the cemetery Heerstraße in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.
His works are exhibited and traded especially in Scandinavia, the Netherlands and specialized galleries in Germany.
Source: de.wikipedia.org (translated from German)