Emil Nolde

1867

Hans Emil Hansen is born on 7th august in Nolde (Schleswig) as a son of a farmer.

1884-88

Apprenticeship as a carver and furniture designer in Flensburg.

Year of travel to Munich and Karlsruhe, where he visits evening classes at the Kunstgewerbeschule.

1889

Works in a furniture workshop in Berlin.

1892-98

Teaching activity at the Kunstgewerbeschule St. Gallen.

He develops first landscapes in watercolour and drawings of personified mountains, some of them are published in the magazine “Jugend” (“Youth”). This success makes it possible for him to work as a freelance painter.

1898

Visits a private painting-school in Munich and Dessau, after Franz von Stuck has refused his admission in the Academy of Munich.

1899

Visits the Académie Julian in Paris.

1901

Moves to Berlin.

Member of the association „Secession“.

1902

Marriage to the actress Ada Vilstru and change of his name into “Nolde”.

1903

Summer vacation on the isle Alsen.

Intensification of the colours in his artworks.

1906

Acquaintance with Karl Ernst Osthaus.

Work scholarship in Soest, where he meets Christian Rohlfs.

Exhibition in the Gallery Arnold in Dresden. Here he gets to know the artists of the association "BrĂĽcke". One of them is Karl Schmidt-Rottluffs, who appeals to Nolde to affiliate to the group. Nolde is part of it for one year.

1909

Moves to RuttebĂĽll (Schleswig).

He develops religious artworks.

1911

The association "Secession" is refusing the work of Nolde. Suspension from the Secession of Berlin. Entry in the “New Secession”.

1912

Nolde gets to know Alexej von Jawlensky.

Participation on the second exhibition of „Blaue Reiter“ in Munich.

1913-14

Expedition to the isle Palau, over Sibiria, China and Japan.

1926

Moves to SeebĂĽhl (Nordfriesland).

1937

Defamed as a degenerate artist.

1052 artworks from the German Museums get removed.

29 paintings are shown in the exhibition „Degenerate Art“.

1944

Destruction of his atelier in Berlin. Loss of numerous graphics.

1946

Appointment as professor by the government of Schleswig-Holstein.

Ada Nolde dies.

1948

Marriage to Jolanthe Erdmann

1952

Vocation in the „Friedensklasse“ of the order „Pour le Mérite”.

1956

Dies on 13th April.

Establishment of the foundation „Stiftung Seebühl Ada und Emil Nolde“.

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