Kurt Albrecht

Artist Biography

Born in Germany in 1884, Kurt Albrecht is known for his vivid impressionist depictions of city street scenes and urban landscapes. While living in Berlin, he worked as a painter and stage designer. Early in his life, he relocated to New York, where he shifted his focus to painting the city’s bustling streets and architecture. His work from this time often featured classical views of New York City’s East River skyline and landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge. Critically acclaimed in Germany, Albrecht exhibited two of his paintings in the annual Great Art Exhibitions of 1909 and 1910 in Berlin. More recently, his work was included in the 2006 exhibition “The Conquest of the Street” at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, alongside work by artists such as Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro.

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