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Paula Modersohn-Becker



Paula Modersohn-Becker

(b Dresden, 8 Feb 1876; d Worpswede, 20 Nov 1907).

German painter. She trained in Bremen in 1892 and subsequently studied in London. From 1894 to 1896 she took a teacher’s training course at her family’s insistence but then with their permission attended the Berlin Malerinnenschule, from 1896 to 1898. In 1897 she met members of the artists’ colony in Worpswede, near Bremen, and in the autumn of 1898 she moved there, believing that in this unsophisticated farming village she could more easily achieve her artistic objective of simplicity. Her teacher was Fritz Mackensen, but her friendship with the painter Otto Modersohn (1865–1943) was more important to her artistic development. She soon, however, came to feel that further progress depended on fresh experience. On 31 December 1899 she left for Paris, where she attended the Académie Cola Rossi. In Paris she first saw paintings by Cézanne, which confirmed her own artistic aims.



f Portrait


Brustbild Elisabeth mit Blutenkranz und blauen Schleifen im Haar


Madchen mit Blumenkranz


Madchen zwischen Birken


Worpsweder Bauernkind auf dem Stuhl


Bildnis Martha Vogeler vor Winterlandschaft


Alte Armenhauslerin im Garten


Bauernkind auf rotgewurfeltem Kissen


Bauernkind mit rosa Schurze


Der barmherzige Sameriter


Self Portrait


Drei Kinder mit Ziege im Birkenwald




Kinderakt mit Goldfischglas


Kinderakt mit Storch






 Rainer Maria Rilke


Self Portrait


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Zwei sitzende Madchen im Birkenwald


Reclining Mother and Child


Kopf eines jungen Madchens mit Strohhut und Blume in der erhobenen Hand


Zwei Kinder auf einer Wiese sitzend


Nursing Mother

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