Christian Rohlfs
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Christian Rohlfs

1849  Born in Niendorf near Segeberg
1870 - 1874   Attended Grand Ducal Art Academy in Weimar; lengthy hospital stays
From 1885   Active as freelance artist
1900   First contact with Karl Ernst Osthaus
1901   Moved to Hagen; became member of the Special Association of West German Art Aficionados and Artists and of the Free Secession; participated in important exhibitions; earned much commendation for major one-man shows in Berlin, Hanover and Düsseldorf.
1924   Membership in the Prussian Academy of the Arts in Berlin
1929   Founding of the Christian Rohlfs Museum in Hagen
1937   More than 400 of his artworks were declared "degenerate" and removed from German museums; Rohlfs was barred from exhibiting his work and was expelled from the Prussian Academy of the Arts.
1938   Died in Hagen


Picture Descriptions

CHRISTIAN ROHLFS
1.Strollers (Couple), 1921, 14,5 x 23,7 cm, woodcut in reddish-brown, hand-rubbed print, signed by the artist on the reverse, Vogt 124, Utermann 180

2.CHRISTIAN ROHLFS
Floral Still-life, 1933, 33,4 x 24,2 cm, colored pastels, monogrammed and dated, on laid paper

 

3.Standing Nude, 1912, tempera and tusche on rubbing print. Monogrammed and dated. 14.5 to 39.8 cm



CHRISTIAN ROHLFS,  Strollers (Couple), 1921, 14,5 x 23,7 cm, woodcut in reddish-brown, hand-rubbed print, signed by the artist on the reverse, Vogt 124, Utermann 1801
 
CHRISTIAN ROHLFS, Floral Still-life, 1933, 33,4 x 24,2 cm, colored pastels, monogrammed and dated, on laid paper2
 
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