Dietz Edzard was born in Bremen in 1893 Germany.

He traveled extensively through Germany, Holland and France. Edzard, a colorful artist who has carried on the traditions of the masters of French Impressionism, in 1911 studied painting with Max Beckmann.

In 1929, EdzardÂ’s work was included in an exhibition of Contemporary Painting at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, a museum dedicated to the Impressionist masters.

In 1938, Edzard married Suzanne Eisendieck (1908-1998), a well-regarded artist in her own right who worked in an impressionistic style.

In his book D. Edzard, Gerd Muehsam writes:

“Edzard has captured in his canvases the charm of the Parisian atmosphere. With the light, vibrant touch of his brush, he produced sparkling, and yet delicate, paintings of beautiful women, dancers and flowers. His brilliant delineations of circus life and the theatre, his spirited portrayals of Parisian café scenes have made him a favorite of art circles in this country and abroad.”

“Consciously, (Edzard) turns his back on the experimental art of his contemporaries, opposes all weighting of art eith programs and theorems. Deliberately, he avoids the representation of human conflict and inner discords and the chaos and shifting quick sands of modern existence. Instead, he prefers to work along well-defined modes of expression. The line begun in portraits of Velazquez and Goya and continued in the art of Manet and Renoir becomes EdzardÂ’s artistic credo”.


  • Grenoble, Bremen, Hamburg and Wuppertal


  • G. Muehsam: “D. Edzard”, Bittner, New York 1948 ; the art work is noted in the book plate # 33 ;
  • Max Gauthier:”D.Edzard” Les Gemeaux, Paris 1952
  • Claude Roger-Marx: “D.Edzard-Tableaux de 1917-1963”,Quatre Chemins ,Paris 1971

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1958, Galerie Durand-Ruel Paris, Franc
  • 1956, Galerie Petrides Paris, France
  • 1954, Galerie Abels Cologne, Germany
  • 1953, Galerie Petrides Paris, France
  • 1952, Tooth Gallery London, England
  • 1937, Galerie Durand_Ruel Paris, France
  • 1936, Leicester Gallery London, England
  • Group Exhibitions
  • 1957, Wally Findlay Gallery Chicago, New York and Palm Beach
  • 1961, Adams Gallery London, England
  • 1956, O’Hanna Gallery London, England, 1950 , Vigeveno Gallery Los Angeles,CA
  • 1959, Hammer Gallery New York, NY


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