Otto Mueller (1874—1930)

Otto Mueller

Zwei Badende am Ufer, ca. 1913
Coloured chalk on brownish paper
15,2 x 21,2cm

Biography

1874 — Born on 16th of October in Liebau, Silesia.

1890—1894 — Apprenticeship as a lithographer in Görlitz.

1894—1897 — Studies at the Academy of Art in Dresden.

1898 — Studies at the Kunstakademie München.

1890 — Birth of the son Eugen.

1900 — Travels to Switzerland and Italy together with Gerhard and Ivo Hauptmann.

1904 — Acquaintance with Paula Modersohn-Becker.

1905 — Marries Maria (Maschka) Mayerhofer.

1908 — Moves to Berlin. Acquaintance with Wilhelm Lehmbruck.

1910 — Joins the “Brücke”.

1916—18 — Military service.

1919 — Professor at the Breslau Academy.

1924 — Marries Elbeth Lübke.

1925 — Birth of the second son Josef.

1930 — Marries Elfriede Timm.

1930 — Dies on 24th of September in a sanatorium in Obernigk near Breslau.

1937 — 357 works are confiscated from german museums by the Nazi regime.