Emil Nolde

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Emil Nolde

German painter and printmakeradd

Category: Visual Arts

Born in 1867, deceased in 1956.

Countries: Germany (50%), Netherlands (17%), (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Hildebrand Gurlitt, World War II

Linked to: Hermitage Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, Nazi Party, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design




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Emil Nolde was born in 1867 add something


Between 1884 and 1888, he trained as a craftsman and worked in woodcarving, and worked in furniture factories as a young adult. add something


Between 1884 and 1891, he studied to become a carver and illustrator in Flensburg. add something


In 1889, he gained entrance into the School of Applied Arts in Karlsruhe before becoming a drawing-instructor in Switzerland from 1892 to 1898, eventually leaving this job to finally pursue his dream of becoming an independent artist. add something


When he was rejected by the Munich Academy of Fine Arts in 1898, he spent the next three years taking private painting classes, visiting Paris , and becoming familiar with the contemporary impressionist scene that was popular at this time. add something


From 1906 to 1907 he was a member of the artist group Die Brücke. add something


He spent a brief time between 1906-1907 as a member of the revolutionary expressionist group Die Brücke, and as a member of the Berlin Secession in 1908-1910, but he eventually left or was expelled from both of these groups – foreshadowing of the difficulty Nolde had maintaining relationships with the organizations to which he belonged. add something


oil on canvas


He had achieved some fame by this time and exhibited with Kandinsky’s Der Blaue Reiter group in 1912, supporting himself through his art. add something

Major work

1912 - St. Mary of Egypt by Emil Nolde


Emil Nolde's work has become the focus of renewed attention after a painting entitled Blumengarten from 1917, which now hangs in the art museum Moderna Museet, Stockholm , Sweden and has been valued at US$4,000,000, was discovered to have been looted from Otto Nathan Deutsch, a German-Jewish refugee whose heirs, including a Holocaust survivor, are asking for its return. add something


Hildebrand Gurlitt - Later on he continued exhibiting contemporary art: in 1926 Käthe Kollwitz and a special exhibition on contemporary art in Dresden , in 1927 Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, and in 1928 Emil Nolde


Some were included in the Degenerate Art exhibition of 1937, despite his protests, including a personal appeal to Nazi gauleiter Baldur von Schirach in Vienna. add something


Deutsch was forced to flee Germany before World War II and left for Amsterdam in late 1938 or early 1939. add something


He was not allowed to paint—even in private—after 1941. add something


There is silver blue, sky blue and thunder blue. add something


Emil Nolde died in 1956 add something


Painting - The painting was sold to the Swedish museum at an auction in Switzerland, where it had resurfaced in 1967 add something


The Swedish government decided in 2007 that the museum must settle with the heirs add something


Bloomberg L.P., 29 January 2008 add something