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No 283 Josef Albers

“Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.”  Josef Albers, a German-born American artist and educator who was born on March 19, 1888.  

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No 274 Hannah Höch

“I collect everything that seems of value or might eventually be needed – doesn’t everybody?” Hannah Höch, a German Dada artist who was one of the originators of photomontage. I saw the current exhibition of work by Hannah Höch last Thursday at the Whitechapel Gallery in east London. … Continue reading

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No 272 Anselm Kiefer

“Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will.” Anselm Kiefer who was born on March 8, 1945. “In September 2014, the Royal Academy will present the first major retrospective of work to be … Continue reading

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No 268 Franz Marc

“Serious art has been the work of individual artists whose art has had nothing to do with style because they were not in the least connected with the style or the needs of the masses. Their work arose rather in … Continue reading

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No 248 Max Beckmann

“I believe the reason I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective.” Max Beckmann, who was born February 12, 1884.  

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No 244 Paula Modersohn-Becker

“I want to give colours intoxication, fullness, excitement, power by trying to forget Impressionism.” German post-Impressionist and Expressionist artist Paula Modersohn-Becker  born on February 8, 1876, but she tragically died at the age of 31.

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No 209 Wilhelm Lehmbruck

“Sculpture is the essence of things, the essence of nature, that which is perpetually human.” Wilhelm Lehmbruck, who was born on January 4th 1881.

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No 36 Martin Kippenberger

“A good artist has less time than ideas.”  Martin Kippenberger I admit that I wasn’t familiar with Kippenberger until I read this quote. Evidently “Martin Kippenberger (25 February 1953 – 7 March 1997) was a German artist known for his … Continue reading

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