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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

1884-1978, Maler, Grafiker und Plastiker


About the artist

"We can call the association "Brücke" (bridge). That is a complex word, it does not mean a program, but in a sense, it leads from one bank to the other." Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Biography Karl Schmidt-Rottluff:

1884    Son of a miller, born in Rottluff near Chemnitz

1987 – 1905 Student of the Royal High School in Chemnitz, Friendship with Erich Heckel

1905    Architectures Studies in Dresden, Being introduced by Heckel to Ernst Ludwig Kirchner und Fritz Bleyl, Foundation of the artists association: Die Brücke

Freelancer artist, adding to his name Schmidt the name of his birth town Rottluff

1911    Moving to Berlin

1912    "Die Brücke" is officially dissolved

1915 - 1918    Military service in the first World war in North Russia

1918    Return to Berlin

1930    Staying in Rom

1931    Member of the "Preußischen Akademie der Künste"

1933    National Socialists defame his works as "entartete Kunst" exclusion from the academy

1936    Exhibition ban

1937    confiscation of his Works from German Museums, 25 of his art works are shown in the exhibition "Entartete Kunst"

1941    Painting ban

1943 - 1946    Moving back to Chemnitz

1947    Professor at the "Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Berlin"

1967    Brücke-Museum in Berlin opened on his initiative

1976    Dies in Berlin

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff is an honorary citizen from the cities of Berlin and Chemnitz.

Quelle: Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff-Gymnasium, Chemnitz


Art

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Feder 1939/40
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Feder 1939/40
Schmidt-Rottluff Feder 1939/40

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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Feder 1939/40

Gallery-Program 19th to 20th century

Artwork Mixed Media

Technique Ink and grease crayon

Dimensions 41 x 26 cm

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[Translate to English:] Schmidt-Rottluff Feder 1939/40

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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Feder 1939/40

Gallery-Program 19th to 20th century

Artwork Mixed Media

Technique Ink and grease crayon

Dimensions 41 x 26 cm

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