Karl Lenz

The painter Karl LENZ came to the Gladenbacher Mountain Country  (Hinterland)
In the "hinterland" of the district of Marburg-Biedenkopf, LENZ painted among other things peasants at work: he is regarded as the "last great painter of the Federal state "Hessen" landscape and the peasant inhabitants with their costumes and customs." Karl Lenz first trained in his birthplace Frankfurt At the arts and craft school and the Städel, then moved to the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts to study landscape and animal painting as a masterclass at Julius Paul JUNGHANNS After finishing his training, he moved to the Hessian hinterland, the village of Erdhausen "The depiction of the peasant life and of the landscape around Erdhausen should occupy him all his life and spread far beyond the borders of Hesse."