Art Brokerage: Willi Bauer German Artist: b. 1923. Willi Bauer is considered by some to be one of the finest German impressionist painters today. Born in a small village in Germany in 1923, the artist studied under well known professors in Berlin and Frankfurt. His paintings are in many private collections throughout Europe and the US. If one appreciates Willi Bauer's art, one must at least ask two questions: How can we describe his style and how do we place his name in the history of world art? Whereas his roots are German, his style is one of international acceptability. His painting technique is a transition between rich impressionism and controlled expressionism. The brush strokes are handled in complete control to achieve the desired effect: namely, the effect of light itself. This light that shines comes from the artist's own creativity and imagination. It shines on those subjects dearest to the artist's heart: the people of Germany in the cafe gardens and flower markets, enjoying their way of life, in the rich beauty of their surroundings, involved in the traditional customs of their society; the strong Alps, the backbone of a strong people; the cold white winter; the house that stands alone; the reflections on a glassy lake. In these images of German life are passions universal to all of us: the love of our surroundings and personal way of life. Listings wanted.