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Barlach, Ernst

Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1938 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Artists, Authors

1870 – Ernst Barlach was born 2nd of January in Wedel, Pinneberg, Germany.

1888 – Ernst Barlach began his professional education in Hamburg, where he joined the Gewerbeschule.

1891 – He continued at the Dresden Akademie where he continued his studies of sculpture and became Robert Diez’ master pupil.

1895-1897 – Barlach’s thorough academic training was supplemented by two sojourns in Paris.

1909 – His work was further influenced significantly by a trip to Russia.

1910 – Barlach produced graphic illustration cycles for his own plays during this period.

     – The artist settled in Güstrow (Mecklenburg).

1917 – Barlach had his first exhibition at Paul Cassirer’s gallery in Berlin.

1919 – He was accepted as a full member of the Preußische Akademie der Künste in Berlin.

1928 – Published his autobiography "Ein selbsterzähltes Leben".

1930 – The Preußische Akademie der Künste organized a comprehensive exhibition of his sculptures and graphic works.

1933 – He was awarded the order Pour la Mérite.

1935 – Even though Barlach was still able to complete the "Fries der Lauschenden" for Hermann F. Reemtsma

and designed a grave monument for Theodor Däubler he was soon defamed by the National Socialists.

1936 – His works were banned from all museums, churches and public spaces.

1938 – Ernst Barlach died 24th of October in Rostock, Germany.