Art Brokerage: Otto Neumann German Artist: b. 1895-1975. Otto Neumann was a German painter and printmaker whose life and career incorporated the evolution from German expressionism through biomorphic surrealism and to the total abstraction of the human form. Trained by academic portraitists, the artist soon became attracted to the work of Kokoschka and painted dynamic and often extremely colorful portraits. He abandoned both portraits and oil painting to pursue his increasing interests in the human condition, with woodcuts, linoleum prints, and graphite drawings of mythological and literary based subjects. After World War II, his forms became increasingly abstract, though the human figure in an undefined background remained his exclusive subject until the end of a long, active, and prolific career. Listings wanted.