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Anna Roslund (1891–1941)
© DACS 2021. Photo credit: Leicester Museums and Galleries

Anna Roslund (1891–1941) 1917

Gabriele Münter (1877–1962)

Leicester Museums and Galleries

German painter, born in Berlin. She was a talented pianist before she took up painting. In 1902 she became a pupil of *Kandinsky at the *Phalanx School in Munich and she was his lover until the First World War parted them in 1914 (he returned to Russia; she went to Switzerland). With Kandinsky and *Jawlensky she helped to found the *Neue Künstlervereinigung München in 1909 and she contributed to many of the most significant avant-garde exhibitions in Germany up to the First World War, including both *Blaue Reiter exhibitions.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)

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