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Franz von Stuck

Tettenweis 1863 - 1928 Munich
Price range
0 – 3,000,000 USD +
Franz von Stuck is one of the most celebrated German Symbolist painters and draftsmen. As the co-founder of the Munich Secession (1892) he played a central role in German avant-garde circles.

Stuck’s works are emblematic of this period, but he also lived during the Weimar Republic and his influence extended to the modernist generation who he taught at the Munich Akademie, including Paul Klee (1879–1940), Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) and Josef Albers (1888-1976). His many creations have steadily been regaining critical attention and in 2013 Seattle’s Frye Art Museum presented the first monographic exhibition of Stuck’s work in the United States.

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Selected artworks

Top 3 auction prices

761,847 $
948,275 $
965,000 $


The sales are: Christie’s London – 22 May 2013 lot 55 (505,875 GBP), Sotheby’s London – 21 May 2015 lot 6 (605,000 GBP), and Sotheby’s New York – 6 Nov 2014 lot 49.
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Notable exhibitions

Frankfurt am Main, Städel Museum, Battle of the Sexes: Franz von Stuck to Frida Kahlo, 24 November 2016 – 17 March 2017. Curated by Felicity Korn and Felix Krämer.

Vienna, Lower Belvedere, Sin and Secession: Franz von Stuck in Vienna, 1 July – 9 October 2016. Curated by Alexander Klee.

Seattle, Frye Art Museum, Franz von Stuck, 2 November 2013 – 2 February 2014. Curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker.

Tettenweis, Franz von Stuck Geburtshaus, Franz von Stuck : Die Kunst der Verführung (Franz von Stuck: The Art of Persuasion), 27 July 2002 – 30 June 2003; travelled to Munich, Villa Stuck, 17 October 2002 – 6 January 2003; travelled to Passau, Museum Moderner Kunst, 15 February – 6 April 2003; Wernigerode, Schloss Wernigerode, 29 June – 30 August 2003. Curated by Eva Mendgen.


Books on Franz von Stuck

Franz von Stuck, Of Menus and Mythology: Late Nineteenth-Century Print Graphics, New York, 2017.

Felix Krämer, Battle of the Sexes: Franz von Stuck to Frida Kahlo, exh. cat. Frankfurt, 2016.

Agnes Husslein-Arco, Alexander Klee, Sin and Secession: Franz von Stuck in Vienna, exh. cat. Vienna, 2016.

Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker ed., Franz von Stuck, exh. cat. Seattle, 2013.

Eva Mendgen, Peter Bexte, The Art of Persuasion: the Trade Mark of Franz von Stuck, a successful Artistic Strategy, exh. cat. Tettenweis, 2002.

Edwin Becker, Franz von Stuck 1863-1928: Eros and Pathos, exh. cat. Zwolle, 1996.

Eva Mendgen, Franz von Stuck: 1863-1928, Cologne, 1995.

Heinrich Voss, Franz von Stuck 1863-1928: Werkkatalog der Gemälde mit einer Einführung in seinen Symbolismus, Munich, 1973.

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