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Fritz Mackensen (Braunschweig 1866 - Worpswede 1953) - Artist
Mackensen, one of the most important German landscape painters at the turn of the century was co-founder of the Worpswede artist colony. Together with O. Modersohn and F. Overbeck he studied since 1884 at the Düsseldorf academy under P. Janssen, thereafter at the Munich academy under W. v. Diez and F. A. v. Kaulbach. Already in 1884 he had visited Worpswede for the first time, and in 1889 he founded the artist's colony together with Modersohn and H. am Ende. It was later joined among others by H. Vogeler and P. Modersohn-Becker. The latter, the most prominent painter of the colony, was taught painting by M. since 1898. In 1910 M. became director of the Weimar academy but returned to Worpswede in 1918. He was founding director of the Bremen academy in 1934. Among his many awards was the Villa Romana prize in 1907. His lifetime achievements were honoured with the Goethe medal in 1941. Mus.: Worpswede, Bremen, Weimar, Hannover, Oldenburg. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit, U. Hamm/B. Küster: F. M., Worpswede 1990.
From past auctions
Fritz Mackensen (Braunschweig 1866 - Worpswede 1953)
Proceeds : 4.500,00 €
Link to catalog: 16 February 2019: North German Art (02/2019)