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(b nr. Nolde, Schleswig-Holstein, 7 Aug. 1867; d Seebüll, 13 Apr. 1956). German painter and printmaker, one of the most powerful representatives of Expressionism. Born of a peasant family, he was originally a woodcarver and came late to artistic maturity. His studies took him from his native north Germany to Munich and Paris, and from 1906 to 1907 he was a member of the Brücke in Dresden, but he was essentially an isolated figure, standing apart from his great German contemporaries.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)