Lothar Schreyer

Lothar Schreyer ( * October 19, 1886 in Bubble joke in Dresden, † June 18, 1966 in Hamburg) was a German lawyer, playwright, painter and writer, playwright, short story writer, essayist and poet. He also published under the pseudonym Angelus Pauper.

Life and work

Lothar Schreyer - the son of a landscape painter - studied law in Heidelberg, Berlin and Leipzig. He received his doctorate in 1911. From 1911 to 1918 he was dramaturg at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. In 1919, he was the founder of the Berlin art scene and its head until 1921. From 1916 to 1926 Schreyer worked on Herwarth Walden's Der Sturm as an editor ( " editors " ), from 1917 to 1920, he led the Storm stage in Berlin. He was the author of the plays Virgin (1917 ), Sea, Longed, Man (1918 ), Night ( 1916 / '17; 1919) and the Crucifixion (1920 ) ( among others). From 1921 to 1923 he acted as master and head of the Stage class at the Bauhaus in Weimar. About the School of Art The Road to Berlin and Dresden, which he ran with other 1924-1927, led his way to Hamburg, where he lived as a freelance writer and painter until his death in 1966.

He was among the 88 writers who signed the pledge faithful followers of Adolf Hitler in October 1933.

Great attention was paid to his numerous works on the subject of "Christian art" that cover the entire spectrum of religious art.


  • The visual arts of the Germans. History and viewing. Hamburg, among others: the Hanseatic Publishing Company / German House Library, 1931
  • The Bamberger Reiter. Stalling, Oldenburg 1932
  • The mystique of the Germans, 1933
  • Uta in Naumburg. Stalling, Oldenburg 1934
  • The imprisoned splendor. From the works of Theophrastus Paracelsus, Caritas Verlag, Freiburg, 1940.
  • The Falk cry. Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Roman, 1942 ( Neuaufl. Anton Pustet, Graz 1961)
  • The threefold God birth, 1947
  • Expressionist theater. From my memories. Toth, Hamburg 1948
  • A millennium German art. Christian Wegner Verlag, Hamburg 1954.
  • Memories of the storm and the Bauhaus. Albert Langen / Georg Müller, Munich, 1956.
  • The message of the book painting. From the first millennium of Christian art. Wittig, Hamburg 1956
  • Agnes and the sons of the she-wolf. A process. Herder, Freiburg 1956
  • Lyonel Feininger. Documents and visions, Munich, Langen -Müller, 1957
  • Christian Art of the XX. Century in the Catholic and Protestant world. Christian Wegner Verlag, Hamburg 1959.
  • The image of Christ and the art of the 20th century. Otto Müller Verlag, Salzburg 1960.
  • Victory celebration in Carthage. Herder, Freiburg 1961
  • The storm. A memory book Herwarth Walden and the artists from the storm circle. Together with Nell Walden. Small, Baden -Baden 1954.