Max Kaus (1891—1977)

Max Kaus

„Mädchen mit aufgestütztem Kopf“, 1925
Lithography on paper
48 x 37 cm

Biografie

1891 — Born March 11th in Berlin.

1908—13 — Education as a decorative painter at the Kunstgewerbeschule,
Berlin-Charlottenburg.

1915-18 — War service as an ambulanceman.

1920 — Member of the “Freie Secession”, Berlin.

1923 — Marriage with Gertrud (Turu) Kant.

1926 — teacher for nude and animal drawing at the master school of crafts, Berlin

1927 — Albrecht Dürer Prize of the City of Nuremberg

1928 — Günther Wagner Prize of the German Artists’ Union. Member of the German Artists’ Assocation

1929 — Villa Romana Prize of the German Artists’ Association

1935 — Teacher for figural painting at the United State Schools, Berlin. Participation at the Venice Biennale

1937 — His paintings are removed from German museums

1938 — retirement of teaching activity

1943 — Destruction of his Berlin studio

1944 — Death of Mrs. Turu. Marriage with Brigitte Kramm

1945 — Teacher at the College of Fine Arts, Berlin

1948 — Divorce from Brigitte Kaus

1949—1968 — professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin

1953 — Deputy Director at the College of Fine Arts, Berlin. Marriage with Sigrid Reinke

1955 — Member of the Academy of Arts, Berlin

1959 — guest of honour of Villa Massimo, Rome

1963 — Berlin art prize

1977 — dies August 5th in Berlin