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Ernst Oppler was a German painter and printmaker, born in Hannover on September 19, 1867, the son of the architect Edwin Oppler and brother of Alexander Oppler. Both brothers trained at the Munich Academy and later established studios in Berlin, where they became members of the well-known Berlin Secession. Ernst Oppler was an impressionist painter of portraits, interiors, landscapes and movement, particularly notable for his prints of dancers. Ernst Oppler died in Berlin on March 1, 1929.

Alexander Oppler (1869-1937) was a German sculptor. He was the son of architect Edwin Oppler and brother of painter Ernst Oppler. Born in Hannover, he studied in Munich, Brussels, and Paris. He was a member of both, the Munich and Berlin Secessions. Alexander Oppler died in Berlin in 1937.

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Oppler, Alexander: Portrait of Ernst Oppler, Leo Baeck Institute, 78.245.