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August Friedrich (Fritz) Overbeck (15 September 1869 in Bremen – 8 June 1909 in Vegesack) was a German painter and engraver.
He was the son of the Technical Director at Norddeutscher Lloyd. After graduating from the local Gymnasium, he attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1889 to 1893. Among his teachers there were Eugen Dücker and Peter Janssen. In 1894, he was persuaded by Otto Modersohn to set up a studio at the Artists' Colony in Worpswede, where he became fascinated with painting the desolate moorlands.
In 1897, he married one of his students, Hermine Rohte, who would also achieve some fame as a painter. Around 1900, he became one of the many artists who were selected in a series of contests to design trading cards for the chocolate-maker Ludwig Stollwerck. In 1905, he moved to Vegesack, where he specialized in painting the beaches and sand dunes. He died suddenly, of a stroke, in 1909.
His granddaughter Gertrud has established the Freunde der Stiftung Fritz und Hermine Overbeck, to preserve and promote his work. In 2010, she was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her efforts. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Overbeck) undefined