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Copyright estate of the artist
 Freundlich, Otto (1878 - 1943)
Germany

Untitled, 1934

Oil on canvas;
100 x 80 cm
Abstraction Between WWI and WWII

UID 102-206



Biography

German painter, sculptor, stained glass designer and writer, Freudlich studied History of Art in Berlin and Munich. After a visit to Florence (1905-06), he became interested in sculpture and, in 1908-09 he met Picasso, Braque and Gris during a stay in Paris, who influenced his early works. In 1918, he moved to Paris where he stayed until 1924 and was a founder member of the Novembergruppe. In 1930, he joined the Cercle et Carré group and, from 1931, was a member of the Abstraction-Création group. This was also in Paris, where he opened his own academy. In 1924, he established himself as a painter of stained glass in France and achieved some success as one of the abstract painters who contributed most to the Paris Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, together with Kandinsky, Mondrian, Robert and Sonia Delaunay and Frantisek Kupka. Nevertheless, in Germany his work was condemned by the Nazis. Arrested and deported in 1940, Freundlich died some years later in a concentration camp, thus becoming one more victim of the holocaust.



Exhibitions

The Berardo Collection - A Voyage through the 20th Century
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
04-12-2004 ~ 30-04-2005

Erich Kahn - Forgotten Generation Jewish Survivor German Expressionist
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
05-05-2005 ~ 09-10-2005

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
27-01-2000 ~ 27-08-2000

Contemporâneos de Arpad Szenes e Vieira da Silva na Collecção Berardo
Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva, Portugal
06-03-2002 ~ 16-06-2002

Amadeo de Souza Cardoso Avant-Garde Dialogues
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian /CAMJAP, Portugal
15-11-2006 ~ 15-01-2007


Bibliography

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

Contemporâneos de Arpad Szenes e Vieira da Silva na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva
ISBN 9728467192

Erich Kahn - Forgotten Generation Jewish Survivor German Expressionist , 2005
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729903018







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