Munchen: Verlag der, n.d. 1st Edition. Folio. Very Good. Item #16041
A beautiful large portfolio, string-bound, consisting of 12 color reproductions of Munzer paintings, mostly the female nude, each pasted down to a tan stiff cardboard sheet. Each work is titled on the front page but no text accompanies the works.
"From 1899, Münzer exhibited his works in the Munich Glass Palace as a member of the Scholle artist group. In this context, he also worked for the Munich weekly magazine Jugend and the Simplicissimus. After a stay in Paris in the years from 1900 to 1902, he was initially resident in Munich. In 1903 Münzer learned in Munich Marie Therese Dreeßen geb. from Vestenhof (1878-1958). In 1907, when he exhibited nude pictures of her, including the painting Vor dem Spiegel, in the Galerie Brakl, a scandal ensued, as a result of which husband Dreeßens divorced, and Münzer married her a year later.
"In 1909, Münzer became head of a painting class at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, where he held a teaching post until 1932. The painter Georg Oeder and the art dealer Eduard Schulte had recruited him on behalf of the Academy Director Fritz Roeber. A short time later, he designed the wall and ceiling paintings in the plenary session hall of the district government of Dusseldorf. In 1915 he worked as a war painter at the front and still volunteered in 1917 as a volunteer for the First World War, but was not used.
"In 1938, the Münzer family moved from Dusseldorf to Holzhausen am Ammersee.
"Münzer's paintings were in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, in the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne, in the Städtische Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf and in the collection of the Kunstverein Basel before the Second World War."
Each of the 12 sheets is in Fine condition. Wraps with very mild wear.
A superior and desirable edition.