Concentrated on landscape. Brief relationship with the
Fauves. Increasingly large areas of paint thinned with petrol. From 1910 dynamic
gestures rooted in strength yielded their importance as the chief expressive
medium to plane areas of colour.1
Born December 1 in Rottluff (Saxony). Attended school in
Studied architecture in Dresden. Cofounded Der Brucke as
the youngest member. Drawn into the circle in Dresden by his childhood friend
Heckel. S-R hit on the name for the group and established the contact with
Introduced the group to lithography.
Summers at Dangast on the North Sea until 1912. Did not
join in on the trips to Moritzburg often in Heckelís company. In fact divided
his time equally btw Dangast and Dresden thru to 1912.
Visited Norway. His colors intensify. Moved to Berlin.
brink of a form of Expressionist abstraction, which the
Blue Rider was practicing, but now direction of a more precise definition of the
subject matter. Landscape now yielded to figures and still lifes. Experimented
with Cubist terminology.1
Military service until 1918. The war made the question of
reality less important to the question of transcendental reality.1
Up until now had been spending summers in Pomerania. Member
of the Prussin Academy of Arts.
More than 600 works confiscated.
Forbidden to paint.
Appointed to the staff of the Hochschule fur bildende
Kunste in Berlin.
1. The Expressionists. Wolf-Dieter Dube, trans by Mary Whittall. Thames and Hudson, 1972.