Lesser Ury Memorial Exhibition Opened in Berlin National Gallery: “ury’s Name Belongs to Immortals”

A big memorial exhibition of the works of Lesser Ury, the great Jewish painter who died here on October 20th., has been opened in the Berlin National Gallery. There was no opening ceremony on account of the recent death of the artist.

It had been arranged during his lifetime that there would be a comprehensive exhibition of Lesser Ury’s works in the Berlin National Gallery to do him honour on the occasion of his 70th. birthday, which would have occurred on November 7th., but his death prevented this plan being carried out, and Dr. Ludwig Justi, the Director of the Berlin National Gallery, who had started several months previously to arrange for the loan of Ury’s most important works in private collections, so that together with those of his paintings which are in the possession of the National Gallery, the exhibition would be representative, as he said, of the great painter, who has played so notable a part in the history of the development of modern German painting, decided to hold a memorial exhibition instead.

There are 160 pictures being shown in the exhibition, which is the largest exhibition of the works of a modern painter ever held in the Berlin National Gallery since the memorial exhibition of the great German painter, Corinth.

The works are arranged in chronological order, including all Lesser Ury’s most important paintings from 1880 to 1931.

The press publishes enthusiastic notices of the exhibition, and the “Berliner Zeitung am Mittag”, for instance, paints an article by Lothar Brieger, who says: “The works shown at this Exhibition are convincing proof to all that Ury’s name belongs to the immortals in art”.

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