Georg Schrimpf began to draw enthusiastically as a child, his favorite motifs were Indians. The artistic inclination found no understanding in the parental home, and certainly not any support. The stepfather urged the child in 1902 (in that year he lost his biological father) to do an apprenticeship as a confectioner in Passau. Georg completed it in 1905 and immediately went hiking. It took him through many German cities, including Belgium and France. He earned his living as a waiter, coal digger and baker.
Georg Schrimpf, Girl at the Window (In the Morning), 1925
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