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Fikentscher, Otto (1862 – 1945) – Roe deer in the clearing


45 x 53 cm (dimensions referring to the canvas only).
Oil painting on canvas, signed lower right.
1920s era.

Painting depicting a female roe deer in the clearing, at the edge of the wood.

Otto Hermann Fikentscher (born July 6, 1862 in Zwickau, † February 26, 1945 in Baden-Baden) was a painter, engraver, lithographer and sculptor.


Son of chemical producer Friedrich Christian Fikentscher and his second wife Rosalie, geb. Mensing (1826–1895), attended the Zwickau high school. After training as a sculptor, Fikentscher studied at the Dresden School of Applied Arts from 1880 and at the Munich Academy from 1884. In 1888 he followed his teacher Hermann Baisch to the Grand Ducal Badische Kunstschule in Karlsruhe. In 1891 he bought the Augustenburg in Grötzingen, set up his apartment on the first floor there and gave Grötzinger’s group of painters a place to stay.


Fikentscher’s most important theme was the representation of animals, often in their natural environment, partly as oil paintings, partly as watercolors.

Works / exhibitions

Otto Fikentscher has been represented several times with his works at the great Berlin art exhibitions, the Düsseldorf International Art Exhibition in 1904, the Munich Glass Palace and the exhibition of the artists’ union in Karlsruhe in 1906.

Category Animal paintings

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