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Today’s Birthday: FERDINAND HODLER (1853) a Painter


Ferdinand Hodler (1853)

By the time Hodler was a teenager, tuberculosis had killed much of his family. Having been trained in the basics of painting by his stepfather, the orphaned Hodler—imbued with a strong sense of mortality—became one of the most important Swiss painters of his time. He evolved a powerful means of expression with strong rhythmic patterns and a tight linear structure, which he called “parallelism.” In the months leading up to January of 1915, Hodler made a series of paintings documenting what? More… Discuss