Hermann Max Pechstein

1881
Max Pechstein is born in Zwickau

1896-1900
Apprenticeship with decorative painter in Zwickau

1900-1902
Studies at the Dresden School of Applied Art

1902-1906
Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden

1906
Member of the Brücke. He is given the Saxon State Award

1907
Spends summer in Goppeln with Kirchner

1908
Moves to Berlin. Member of the Berlin Secession

1910
Co-founder and chairmain of the New Secession. Trip to the Moritzburg lakes together with Heckel and Kirchner

1911
He and Kirchner found the MUIM Institute (Modern Painting Lessons)

1912
Excluded from the Brücke because of his participation in the Berlin Secession exhibition

1914
Travels to the Palau Islands

1915-1916
Military service on the Western front

1918
Co-founder of the Co-operative Council for Art

1922
Member of the Prussian Academy of Arts

1933
He is forbidden to paint or exhibit by the Nazi authorities 

1937
Branded as "degenerate" by the Nazis. 326 of his works are confiscated in German museums

1944
His flat in Berlin and a large number of his works are destroyed

1945
Professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin

1955
Max Pechstein dies in Berlin

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