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Heinrich Repke
German painter

Heinrich Repke

Heinrich Repke
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Intro German painter
Was Painter
From Germany
Field Arts
Gender male
Birth 31 March 1877, Werne, Germany
Death 25 December 1962, Wiedenbrück, Germany (aged 85 years)
Star sign Aries
Heinrich Repke
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Repke Street in Werne

Heinrich Repke (* 31 March 1877 in Werne, † 25 December 1962 in Wiedenbrück) was a German painter. He belonged to the Wiedenbrücker Schule school of arts.

Until 1895, Heinrich Repke was trained as an ornamental painter in the studio of Georg Goldkuhle in Wiedenbrück. He was trained as a portrait painter in the same studio before studying at the Dusseldorf Academy of Arts in 1899. He already returned to Wiedenbrück in 1900 though in order to finish the works of his deceased master Georg Goldkuhle. In 1907, Repke opened a studio for religious art.

In the time of National Socialism, four of his paintings (one peasant painting, three still lifes) were exhibited at the Great German Arts Exhibition in Munich. Adolf Hitler bought the peasant painting Der weiße Truthahn (The White Turkey) for a price of 750 reichsmark in 1938, and Robert Ley acquired the still life Schläft ein Lied in allen Dingen (There's a song sleeping in all things) for 3,000 reichsmark in 1942.

Repke's son Willi (* 1911, † 2009) was a painter as well and is considered the last representative of the Wiedenbrücker Schule school of arts.

In Rheda-Wiedenbrück and in Werne, streets are named after Repke.


  • Antess, Isolde; Plassmann, Otmar (1996). "(exh. cat)". Heinrich Repke: Gemälde, Entwürfe, Studien. Volksbank Paderborn.
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