"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