Karl Schmidt Rottluff

Karl Schmidt Rottluff (* 1. December 1884 in Rottluff (today quarter of Chemnitz); † 10. August 1976 in Berlin) was a German painter of the expressionism.

Karl Schmidt was born in Rottluff with Chemnitz (Saxonia)and called itself since 1905 Schmidt Rottluff. To 7. June 1905 was created the group of artists of bridge by the study colleagues (architecture) Schmidt Rottluff , Ernst Ludwig Kirchner , Fritz Bleyl and Erich Heckel in Dresden. In November the first exhibition of the bridge followed inLeipzig. At first Schmidt Rottluffs work was still clearly affected of the Impressionismus. As motives frequently north Germans and Scandinavian landscapes emerge. 1911 moved the painter to Berlin. Thus geometrical forms took larger area in its work, starting from 1923 round, swungForms.1913 dissolved the “bridge” and 1938 Schmidt Rottluffs of works (608 work) in the German museums as „degenerate art “were seized. 1947 it was appointed as a professor to the university for screen end of arts in Berlin Charlottenburg.

Over 300Works of Karl Schmidt Rottluff, among them painting, water colors, designs, postcards, woodcuts, erasures, lithographies, industrial design and plastics are kept by the bridge museum in Berlin (Zehlendorf). Schmidt Rottluff is considered as one the classical author of the modern trend and as one of the most important representativesthe expressionism.

Among the works Schmidt Rottluffs rank also some haven advice and others of the Kunsthistorikerin Dr. Pink Schapire, with which it was closely friendly, and of Lyonel Feininger, a further representative of the expressionism.

see also: Schmidt Rottluff scholarship

of works

1912, “mansion with tower”, arts center Mannheim
1912, “Petriturm in Hamburg”, private property
1912, “houses at night”, museum OF decaying kind, New York

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some works


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