Richard Flockenhaus was born in 1876 in Forst, Germany and attended the Royal School of Art in Berlin (Königliche Kunstschule) and the Academy in Amsterdam.
Original Artist’s Engraving signed and titled “Patagonischer Puma” in pencil.
Pumas are known as Cougars or Mountain Lions in the United States.
Image size: 10.25 X 7.25 inches
Juni 23, 1876, Forst (Germany) - July 3, 1943, Berlin-Steglitz
Richard Flockenhaus was a German artist who was particularly well known for his striking and expressive woodcuts. He studied art at the Königlichen Kunstschule in Berlin and the Academy in Amsterdam.
Drafted into military service with the outbreak of WWI, he was a soldier on the front in the 1916 Battle of the Somme. The experience of war was a defining experience which deeply influenced his art.
After the war, Flockenhaus turned away from painting and concentrated on engraving, and in particular the dramatic lines of the woodcut. He also designed the windows of the Birkenwerder church.
His birthplace Forst (Lausitz) dedicated an exhibition to the artist on the 60th Anniversary of his death.