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ID: 500125010
 
Record Type: Person
Müller, Otto (German painter and lithographer, 1874-1930)

Note: German painter of Silesian birth. Mueller's mother was rumored to be a gypsy, and this had repercussions in his later work. From 1890 to 1894 he appenticed as a lithographer in Görlitz. From 1896 to 1898, he studied at the Kunstakademie in Dresden. From 1898 to 1908 he returned to Silesia, then relocated to Berlin, where he joined the Neue Sezession. In 1910 he joined the newly formed Die Brücke group. As a member of Die Brücke he was invited to show in the second exhibit of the Blaue Reiter in Munich, 1912. He did not adhere to the formal tenets of Die Brücke, but drew influence from the German expressionists and Gauguin. His style was graphic and his subjects were generally nude figures in idealized landscapes. After serving in the military, he became a professor at the Kunstakademie Breslau in 1919, a post he occupied until his death. After 1919 he painted idealized images of the life of the gypsies, whom he had studied on trips to the Balkans, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. He was among those named as "degenerate artists" in Nazi Germany.

Names:
Müller, Otto (preferred,V,index)
Otto Müller (V,display)
Mueller, Otto (V,LC)
Muller, Otto (V)
Otto Muller (V)
Otto Mueller (V)

Nationalities:
German (preferred)
Silesian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
printmaker
lithographer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Silesia (Europe) (historical region)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
teacher of ....  Friedlaender, Johnny  
..................  (German etcher and painter, 1912-1992, active in France) [500002395]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Müller, Otto (I)

Biographies:
(German painter and lithographer, 1874-1930) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1874-1930) ..... [GRL]
(German painter, 1874-1930) ..... [PROV]
(German painter, printmaker, 1874-1930) ..... [BHA]
(German artist, 1874-1930) ..... [WCP]
(German, 1874-1930) ..... [GRLPSC]
(German painter, 1874-1930) ..... [Grove Art]
(German artist, 1874-1930) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
Mueller, Otto ........ [GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, PROV, VP, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
............................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 83180971
............................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Müller, Otto ........ [BHA Preferred, Grove Art, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred]
..........................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
..........................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Muller, Otto ........ [PROV]
..........................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Otto Mueller ........ [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Otto Muller ........ [PROV]
........................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Otto Müller ........ [VP]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976) 7:582
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008)
....................  Guicharnaud, Expressionisme allemand (1975)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976) 7:582
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 23 May 2005
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