KARL SCHMIDT-ROTTLUFF (German / 1884-1976)

The Expressionist painter and printmaker Karl Schmidt-Rottluff was born Karl Schmidt in Rottluff in Saxony. He added his birthplace to his name in 1905, while studying architecture in Dresden. This was also the year that Schmidt-Rottluff formed the Expressionist group Die Brücke with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Erich Heckel, and Fritz Bleyl. In 1937, 608 of his paintings were seized by the Nazis and condemned as "degenerate art". There is a catalogue of his substantial output as a printmaker by Rosa Schapire, who lists 300 woodcuts, 105 lithographs, and 70 etchings.

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Selected prints by KARL SCHMIDT-ROTTLUFF

Elbhafen, 1907

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