ABOUT THE ARTWORK:

An academic male study featuring a staff or stick. Man, and nature study, done by the Germany artist Heinrich Eduard Julius Hübner (German, 1869-1945), Stehender Männlicher Akt [Standing male nude], 1898. Oil on cardboard, 61 x 51 cm.



ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Hübner was born at Oels within the region known as Silesia. Once reaching adulthood, he had a strong interest in the arts and began studies at the Prussian Academy of the Arts in Berlin.

He first attracted attention by his picture of “Ruth and Boaz” (circa 1825). He later traveled to Italy and explored her artistic treasures and studied at the French Academy in Rome. Later, he resided for the most part pf his adult life at Düsseldorf until 1839. In that year he settled at Dresden, becoming a professor in the Academy of Arts in 1841 and later becoming the director of the Gallery of Paintings in 1871. He was a talented artist and teacher. Most of his life he stayed single, but was rumored to have several women in his life. Also, there was a rumor of a male lover, but these rumors have never been 100% proven.