20th CenturyAustrianDrawingNudesRealism

Gustav Herrmann – Standing Male Nude in Profile 1906

Standing male nude / figure study of an athletic young man with a chiseled profile monogrammed by the artist and dated 1906.   Charcoal, pencil, chalk.

Dimensions:  39 x 67 cm
Condition: Some light aging, and creases around the edges of the sheet as shown.

Gustav Siegfried Herrmann

Reichenberg / Bohemia 1879 - 1921 Vienna

Also known as: Gustav S. Herrmann, Gustav Herrmann

Born in Liberec, Bohemia, Czechia, known as Reichenberg under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Gustav S. Herrmann studied art in Vienna beginning in 1903 at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste.  He established an artist’s studio in Vienna’s, Landsrasse.  He fought in WWI and was acclaimed for his military sculptures, bronzes and medallions.  Herrmann was Commissioned by Empress Zita of Bourbon-Parma (Kaiserin Zita) to do a marble bust of her husband Kaiser Karl I (Emperor Charles I, the last Emperor of Austria).