Bernhard Hasler (Schenkendorf/Glatz 1884 – 1945 Bad Oldesloe)
Portrait of the artist
Dated in pencil (centre left): Juli 1908
Oil on cardboard
6 ¼ × 4 ¾ in. (15.8 × 12 cm.)
Bernhard Hasler was a student of Emil Orlik and Lovis Corinth in Berlin and one of the co-founders of the Novembergruppe, a group of German expressionist artists led by Max Pechstein and César Klein. Linked less by their styles of art than by shared socialist values, the ‘November group’ campaigned for radical artists to have a greater say in such issues such as the organisation of art schools, and new laws around the arts.