Emil Nolde

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Birthday
7, 1867
Birthplace
Denmark
Death Date
Apr 13, 1956 (88)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
7, 1867
Birthplace
Denmark
Death Date
Apr 13, 1956 (88)

About

German Expressionist painter who used watercolor and oil paints to create "Lesende junge Frau" and other works.

Before Fame

He took private art lessons after being rejected by the Munich Academy of Fine Arts in 1898. He was a supporter of the Nazi party during the 1920s, but his work was condemned by Adolf Hitler as degenerate.

Trivia

He was honored with the German Order of Merit following World War II.

Family Life

He grew up with three brothers on a farm. He was born into a Protestant family.

Associated With

He was influenced by Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh; his many flower ("Blumengarten") paintings were inspired by the great artist's work.