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Gabriele Münter (First Draft)

GabrieleMünterNeuGerman artist/Expressionist painter

Born Feb 19, 1877 in Munich, Germany

 Died  May 19, 1962 in Murnau, Germany

Biographical Detail: 

1877 Born to upper-middle-class Protestant parents 

1902- 1904 Attended Munich’s progressive new Phalanx School; studied sculpture and woodcut technique 

1902 Began a 12-year professional and personal relationship with the Phalanx School’s director Wassily Kandinsky 

1906-1907 Attended Training at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris

1909 Helped establish the Munich-based avant-garde group “Neue Künstlervereinigung” 

1911 Together with Wassily Kandinsky and several other artists, she formed the Expressionist organization “Der Blaue Reiter”

1914 during WW1, emigration to Switzerland; artistic inactivity 

1915- 1917: Lived in Sweden, before settling in Copenhagen

1920s Münter returned to Germany, lived in Murnau and started painting again seriously

Artistic Work: Drawings, prints, sculpture and painting

Style: Expressionism, Fauvism 

Selection of Works: 

Breakfast of the Birds (1934)

Boating (1910)

Sources:, Gabriele Münter (Link to Website), Gabriele Münter (Link to Website)

Gabriele Münter- und Johannes Eichner-Stiftung (Link to Website)

Artist’s Estate: 

Gabriele Münter- und Johannes Eichner-Stiftung, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany (Link to Website)


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