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Artist of the moment……..Joseph Paul Vorst

 

Joseph Paul Vorst was a German Impressionist painter. Joseph Vorst was born in Essen, Germany in the year 1897. The artist worked as painter and printmaker. Vorst also created many murals for the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.)

Vorst attended the Folkwang University for the Arts in Hagen, Germany. He left college to participate in World War One. From this effort he received a permanent limp. After college he would finish his studies at the National Academy of Art located in Berlin.

Vorst came to the United States in 1930 and would settle in the Missouri region. Vorst was heavily influenced by American painter Thomas Hart Benton.

Joseph Vorst passed away in 1947.

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I enjoy the exaggerated features Vorst used in his depictions of the farmers. Their large and heavy hands and feet show the difficulty of their lifestyle.

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