Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

1884
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (Karl Schmidt) is born in Rottluff near Chemnitz

1901
Makes friends with Heckel

1905
Leaves grammar school. Studies at the Saxonian Technical College in Dresden. 7 June: Co-founds the Brücke artist’s circle, together with Bleyl, Kirchner and Heckel

1906
The group requests him to ask Nolde to join. He meets Schiefler and Shapire in Hamburg

1907-1912
Summer trips to Dangast

1911
Trip to Norway

1912
Moves to Berlin. Makes friends with Feininger. Takes part in the Sonderbund exhibition in Cologne. Travels to Italy, Paris and Dalmatia

1913
Break-up of the Brücke

1915-1918
Military service in Lithuania and Russia

1918
Marries Emy Frisch

1918-1921
Member of the Co-operative Council for Art. Contributes to the magazine Die Aktion

1918-1943
Lives in Berlin. Spends each summer on the Baltic coast

1931-1933
Member of the Prussian Academy of Arts<

1937
608 of his "degenerate" works in German museums are confiscated by the Nazis

1943
Destruction of his Berlin studio in an air raid. He moves to Rottluff

1946
Returns to Berlin

1947-1954
Professorship at the School of Fine Art in Berlin

1964
At his suggestion, the Brücke Museum is founded in Berlin

1976
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff dies in Berlin

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