Adalbert Trillhaase

1858-1936 (Germany)

Adalbert Trillhaase was a Viennese merchant turned amateur painter, and an honorary member of Der Blaue Reiter artist group, immortalised on canvas by the painter Otto Dix. Trillhaase’s flattened re-imaginings of biblical tales and mythologies caught the eye of Jean Dubuffet, who subsequently tried to exhibit the artist’s work in Paris. Despite several attempts, the plan never materialised; and Trillhaase’s marvellous opus was not included in the collection.