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Gabriele Münter

German 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, emigrated 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)

Video about Gabriele Münter:

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)

Story Map of the Artist’s life: 

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