Karl Schmidt—Rottluff (1884-1976)

Stadtansicht mit Kirchturm, 1925
Watercolour and India ink on paper
63,5 x 49 cm

Biography

1884 — Born on Dezember 1st in Rottluff.

1905 — Studies architecture in Dresden. Founding member of the artist group the „Brücke“.

1906 — Acquaintance with Emil Nolde, Gustav Schiefler and Dr. Rosa Schapire.

1907—1910 — Recurring stays in Dangast with Erich Heckel.

1911 — Moves to Berlin. Journey to Norway.

1912 — Participation at the Sonderbundausstellung, Cologne. Friendship with Lyonel Feininger.

1915—1918 — Military service.

1919 — Marries Emy Frisch.

1923 — Trip to Italy with Georg Kolbe and Richard Scheibe.

1930 — Guest of Villa Massimo, Rom.

1931 — Member of the Preußische Akademie der Künste, Berlin.

1933 — Exclusion from the academy.

1938 — 608 works are confiscated from German museums by the Nazi regime.

1941 — Occupational ban.

1943 — Moves to Rottluff.

1947—1954 — Professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin.

1957 — Awarded the medal „Pour le Mérite“

1967 — Opening of the „Brücke“ Museum in Berlin (donation by the artist).

1974 — Awarded the Lovis Corinth-Prize.

1976 — Dies on August 10th in Berlin.