List of Artists → Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
One of the most important exponents of expressionist art, began studying architecture in Dresden in 1905, besides Kirchner, Heckel a. Bleyl he was co-founder of the 'Brücke' in 1905, the style of which became distinctive for German expressionism, in 1911 he moved to Berlin a. exhibited with the 'Neue Secession Berlin', the 'Blauer Reiter' a. the 'Sonderbund' in Cologne, after the war he also exhibited at the Documenta, many of his artworks were seized a. destroyed by the Nazis as 'degenerate', in 1946 he was made professor in Berlin, in 1964 he initiated the fouding of the Brücke museum in Berlin. Mus.: Berlin (Brücke Mus., Nat. Gall.), New York (MoMA), London (Tate), Hamburg (Kunsthalle), Frankfurt (Städel) a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit a. many more.