Friday, February 8, 2013

German Expressionism: Christian Rohlfs

Christian Rohlfs (German, 1849 – 1938)



Street in Weimar, 1889


Sunny Houses, 1894



Winter Landscape, 1900


Upper Weimar Landscape, 1904


St. Patrokli in Soest, 1906


Birch Forest, 1907


Buchen im Herbst, 1910


Dorf (Village), 1913


City Gate in Dinkelsbühl, 1924


Late Chrysanthemums, 1925


Rote Tulpen, 1926


Poinsettia, 1929





Stormy Sea at Night, 1932


Berge Am See 1935


Mount Tamaro in Winter, 1935


Buchen im Herbst


Interior Forest in Autumn


Tree in Autumn

Christian Rohlfs (November 22, 1849 – January 8, 1938) was a German painter, one of the important representatives of German expressionism.
He was born in Gross Niendorf, Kreis Segeberg in Northern Germany. Rohlfs was over 50 years old when he started to paint in the new expressionist style. In 1937 his works were confiscated by the Nazis as degenerate art; he was forbidden to paint and excluded from the "Prussian Academy of Arts" in Berlin. He died in Hagen,Westfalia, Germany.