Barlach, Ernst

Born: Jan 02, 1870 AD
Died: 1938 AD, at 68 years of age.

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.




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