Paul Hermann Wagner

Oddly, there is no Wikipedia page for Paul Hermann Wagner (or much info at all), even though his art is all over the net.  Oh, well.  These all date from the late 1800s and early 1900s, but I’m not able to date them precisely.

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Paul Hermann Wagner – Affection

Paul Hermann Wagner – At the Footbridge

Paul Hermann Wagner – At the Footbridge

This appears to be a boy, but it’s so cute I had to put it in here anyway.

Paul Hermann Wagner – Aye Aye Captain

Paul Hermann Wagner – Aye Aye Captain

Paul Hermann Wagner – Best Friends

Paul Hermann Wagner – Best Friends

Paul Hermann Wagner – Consolation in Suffering

Paul Hermann Wagner – Consolation in Suffering

Paul Hermann Wagner – Darning Stockings

Paul Hermann Wagner – Darning Stockings

This little fairy is absolutely gorgeous. I currently have her as my computer desktop.

Paul Hermann Wagner – Forest Nymph

Paul Hermann Wagner – Forest Nymph

Paul Hermann Wagner – Hansel and Gretel in the Forest

Paul Hermann Wagner – Hansel and Gretel in the Forest

Paul Hermann Wagner – Mother and Child

Paul Hermann Wagner – Mother and Child

Paul Hermann Wagner – Mother Goose

Paul Hermann Wagner – Mother Goose

Paul Hermann Wagner – New Playthings

Paul Hermann Wagner – New Playthings

Paul Hermann Wagner – Sweet Music

Paul Hermann Wagner – Sweet Music

Paul Hermann Wagner – The Drawing Lesson with St. Bernard – The Siblings Willi and Maria Strauss

Paul Hermann Wagner – The Drawing Lesson with St. Bernard – The Siblings Willi and Maria Strauss

Paul Hermann Wagner – Woodland Nymph

Paul Hermann Wagner – Woodland Nymph

Paul Hermann Wagner – (Title Unknown) (1)

Paul Hermann Wagner – (Title Unknown) (1)

Paul Hermann Wagner – (Title Unknown) (2)

Paul Hermann Wagner – (Title Unknown) (2)

Paul Hermann Wagner – (Title Unknown) (3)

Paul Hermann Wagner – (Title Unknown) (3)

Paul Hermann Wagner – Frühlingsblüthen – Die Gartenlaube No. 18

Paul Hermann Wagner – Frühlingsblüthen – Die Gartenlaube No. 18

Paul Hermann Wagner – Sommerlust

Paul Hermann Wagner – Sommerlust

Comments:

From Ron on June 7, 2012
As the internet is so expansive, we get the mistaken impression that everything can be found, but like the 100s of television channels with nothing worth watching, we are seeing an overemphasis of mainstream culture. Two weaknesses of mainstream culture is appreciation of fine art and appreciation of child as art, Rousseau notwithstanding.

From pipstarr72 on June 7, 2012
True, but it generally works out that a prolific artist whose work is pretty well represented in a Google search is well known enough to warrant at least a paragraph of biographical information on Wikipedia. That doesn’t seem to be the case with Wagner though.

From Clem Rutter,- Rochester, Kent on June 7, 2012
Check out http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Paul_Wagner
If you have any references- then a stub article can easily be put together. Wikipedia doesn’t accept references to blogs such as this ones. To include photo on commons Wikipedia needs to know what the source was so it can verify it—and know that is in public domain—or has a Creative Commons not restrictive license.
Email me if you want to put together an article

From pipstarr72 on June 7, 2012
Ooh, there are some images at Wikimedia Commons I haven’t seen yet! Thanks for the link. I used to check that site regularly but got out of the habit of it. Time to start checking it again.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any real info on the artist, certainly not enough to justify creating a Wikipedia page. Anyone out there with any more info on this artist? If there is, please present it to Wikipedia, because Wagner deserves to be better known.

4 thoughts on “Paul Hermann Wagner

  1. Do you happen to know whether there are any Paul Hermann Wagner paintings in any museums? My family happens to have a very nice example of his work (painting of a mother and child) we’d like to lend to a museum.

    • Unfortunately, I do not have any more information now than I had when this post was made. There just seems to be nothing on him across the internet, which is shameful, but there you have it. However, he being German, I would check with the better known German museums, particularly the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin and the Alte Pinakothek in Munich (where I believe he was based, though I can’t prove it at this time), the Alte Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart and the Stadelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie in Frankfurt. I shouldn’t be surprised if there were some pieces in a few Austrian galleries as well. If you’re based in America or England, probably any museum that focused on 19th century art would be happy to display your piece. Good luck with your research!

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