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Robert Genin (1884-1941)

A selection of works

Self-portrait, ca. 1905 Green church in Krasovitchi, ca. 1905 Illustration for magazine "Jugend", ca. 1907 Illustration for magazine "Jugend", ca. 1907
Working women, ca. 1912. Stiftung Im Obersteg, Depositum im Kunstmuseum Basel Female portrait, 1912 At the source, 1913 Double-portrait with wife Marta, 1913. Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg
Widow, 1915 Mother, 1917. Stiftung Im Obersteg, Depositum im Kunstmuseum Basel Smoker, 1917. Stiftung Im Obersteg, Depositum im Kunstmuseum Basel Suffering, 1918
Combing her hair, ca. 1921 Reading man (Charley Chaplin), 1921 Selfportrait, ca. 1922. Berlinische Galerie, Berlin Crying woman, 1923
Landscape, ca. 1923 Balalaika player, ca. 1924 Balinesin I, 1926. Stiftung Im Obersteg, Depositum im Kunstmuseum Basel Balinesin II, 1926. Stiftung Im Obersteg, Depositum im Kunstmuseum Basel
Painter, 1930 Double-portrait, 1930 Smoker, ca. 1935 Bouquet, ca. 1931

The manner of Robert Genin developed significantly. One can roughly distinguish following periods n his work:
  • 1904-1910
  • 1911-1914 neoclassicism / symbolism
  • 1915-1922 early expressionism
  • 1923-1929 late expressionism; 1926 (Bali)
  • 1929-1936 lyric primitivism
  • 1936-1941
Catalogue-raisonné of paintings by Genin is already prepared, which includes 104 works. In preparation are catalogues of his pastels, aquarels, drawings and prints.

Books and Portfolios

1907-1918. "Jugend" magazine, 40 illustrations in total
1912. Portfolio of Sema group, München
1912. Figürliche Kompositionen. 20 Lithographs. Delphin-Verlag, München
1915. Die Frau. 11 Kriegsblätter. Lithographs. München
1916. Lithographisches Skizzenbuch. München
1917. Marsyas: 5 etchings to "Jael" by K. Edschmid, Band 1, H.1 and 5 etchings to "Des Kaisers Liebkosende" by C. Hauptmann, Band 2, H.4, Berlin
1917. Freskoentwürfe für eine Speiseanstalt. 9 etchings. Printed at Heinrich Wetteroth, München
1918. Albert Weisgerber: a commemorative book, published by Münchener neuen Sezession. Text by Wilhelm Hausenstein with an Illustration by Robert Genin. R. Piper, München
1919. Aus den Spelunken Berlins. 16 etchings by M. Fingesten (8) and R. Genin (8). Pan-Presse, Berlin
1919. 30 etchings. Published by Paul Cassirer, Berlin
1920. Menschen, 8 etchings. Published by Fritz Gurlitt, Berlin
1920. Zirkus, 7 etchings. Published by Fritz Gurlitt, Berlin
1920. Skizzen und Erinnerungen, Malerbücher Bd. 2, with 80 reproductions of drawings and 5 lithographs. Published by Fritz Gurlitt, Berlin
1921. Die Geschichte des Grafen Erdmann Promnitz. Text by Jakob Wassermann with etchings by Robert Genin, Drei Masken Verlag, München
1922. Frühe Verse. Text by Hans Bethge with an etching by Robert Genin as frontispiece, Gyldendalscher Verlag, Berlin
1923. Verwehende Lieder. Text by Hans Bethge with an etching by Robert Genin as frontispiece, Gyldendalscher Verlag, Berlin
1923. Das Lied von der Erde. Lieder nach dem Chinesischen zur Symphonie von Gustav Mahler. Text by Hans Bethge with etchings by Robert Genin, Gyldendalscher Verlag, Berlin
1923. Die Engel mit dem Spleen. Text by Kasimir Edschmid with lithographs by Robert Genin, Hans Heinrich Tillgner Verlag, Berlin
1922-1923. Die Schaffenden. Westheim, Paul (published by), Verlag Gustav Kiepenheuer, Weimar. – 2 etchings (Liebespaar, Werbung) in the 2nd portfolio of the 3rd year (1922) and 2 etchings (Trauernde I,Trauernde II) in the 2nd portfolio of the 4th year (1923)
1925. Künstlerbekenntnisse: Briefe, Tagebuchblätter, Betrachtungen heutiger Künstler, collected and published by Paul Westheim. Propyläen-Verlag, Berlin
1928. Die ferne Insel. Aufzeichnungen von meiner Fahrt nach Bali in Wort und Bild. Verlag des Volksverbandes der Bücherfreunde, Berlin
1929. In Memoriam Annie Wolff-Bayer (16.12.1884 - 27.08.1928). Requiem aeternam dona nobis domine, Düsseldorf
1939. Настенная живопись и ее техника // Архитектура СССР. 1939. № 6. С. 26-27.
1939. О подготовке к росписи Дворца Советов // Искусство. 1939. № 4. С. 125-129.