Otto Freundlich

OTTO FREUNDLICH

Born 1878 in Stolp, Germany –
died 1943 in KZ Lublin-Maidanek, Poland.

Studied in Berlin, travelled to Paris; joined the Avant-garde artist circles of Montmartre, 1908. Participated at "Neue Sezession", Berlin 1912, "Sonderbund", Cologne 1912, "Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon", Berlin, 1913. Member of "Novembergruppe", 1918. Organised the first Dada exhibition, Cologne 1919. Settled in Paris, 1925; joined the artists' group "Abstraction-Création", 1925-34. His works were removed from public collections by the Nazis and proclaimed "Degenerate Art", shown in the exhibition "Entartete Kunst", Munich 1937. His estate is housed in the museum Taret Delacour, Pontoise, France.

Recommended literature: Catalogue of the Retrospective Exhibition and Catalogue Raisonné "Otto Freundlich (1878-1943). Monographie mit Dokumentation und Werkverzeichnis", Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Bonn 1978/79.

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