His detailed art enchanted critics and colleagues alike. In France, he met Paula Modersohn-Becker and Camille Claudel; their art grew together, and he became their most important advocate. As a sculptor, draftsman, architect, designer, and craftsman, he also conquered the German scene - until Hitler seized power. For the first time, "THE BLACK MAGICIAN" tells Hoetger's life and works, his rise and fall from celebrated to degenerate artist, who goes into exile deeply disappointed and dies there impoverished and forgotten.
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