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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884–1976)

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(b Rottluff, nr. Chemnitz, 1 Dec. 1884; d West Berlin, 10 Aug. 1976). German Expressionist painter, printmaker, and sculptor, born Karl Schmidt (he added ‘Rottluff’ to his name, from his place of birth, in 1906). In 1905 he was one of the founders of Die Brücke. He was the most independent member of the group, taking a limited part in its activities, and his style was harsher than that of the other members.

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


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