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No 407 Emil Nolde

“Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.” Emil Nolde, a German-Danish painter and printmaker and one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, was born on August 7, 1867. Advertisements

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No 401 Alexej von Jawlensky

“The artist expresses only what he has within himself, not what he sees with his eyes.” Alexej von Jawlensky, a Russian expressionist painter active in Germany was a key member of the New Munich Artist’s Association (Neue Künstlervereinigung München), Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue … Continue reading

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No 400 Erich Heckel

“A painter paints the appearance of things, not their objective correctness. In fact, he creates new appearances of things.”  Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, a German painter and printmaker, and a founding member of the group Die Brücke, was born on July 31, 1883. … Continue reading

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No 396 George Grosz

“The war was a mirror; it reflected man’s every virtue and every vice, and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings, it showed up both with unusual clarity.” George Grosz was born Georg Ehrenfried Groß in Berlin, Germany, … Continue reading

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No 381 Käthe Kollwitz

“I do not want to die… until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.” Käthe Kollwitz, a German artist, who worked with drawing, … Continue reading

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No 376 Max Pechstein

“Art is not a pastime, it is a duty with respect to the people, a public affair.”  Max Pechstein, a German expressionist painter and printmaker, and a member of the Die Brücke group, died June 29, 1955.

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No 370 Kurt Schwitters

“The picture is a self-sufficient work of art. It is not connected to anything outside.” Kurt Schwitters, a German artist, was born on 20 June 1887. Heworked in several genres and media, including Dada, Constructivism, Surrealism, poetry, sound, painting, sculpture, graphic design, … Continue reading

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