Max Beckmann (1884—1950)

Anemonen, 1932
Oil on Canvas
35,5 x 24,5 cm

Biography

1884 — Born on February 12th in Leipzig.

1900 — Studies at the Großherzoglichen Kunstschule in Weimar.

1903 — Leaves the academy.

1906 — Villa Romana scholarship. Moves to Berlin. First exhibition at “Berliner Secession”. Marries Minna Tube.

1913 — Discharge from the „Berliner Secession“. Founding member of the „Freie Secession“, Berlin.

1914 — Military service.

1915 — Nervous breakdown.

1917 — Discharge from military service.

1919 — Founding member of the „Darmstädter Sezession“.

1929 — Professor in Frankfurt.

1925 — Divorce from Minna Beckmann-Tube. Marries Mathilde von Kaulbach.

1929 — Appointed Professor to Frankfurter Städelschule.

1933 — His works are confiscated by the Nazi regime. Moves to Berlin

1937 — Emigration to Amsterdam.

1947 — Moves to USA.

1949 — Professor at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, New York.

1950 — Honorary doctorate of the Washington University, Saint Louis.

Dies on 27. December in New York.