Otto Mueller (1874 - 1930)
Otto Mueller was a German artist of the first third of the twentieth century. He is known as a painter, graphic artist and printmaker, a representative of German Expressionism, a member of the artists' group "Bridge".
Otto Mueller is considered one of the most lyrical German expressionist painters. His work reflected the unity of man and nature, characterized by simplification of forms, colors and contours. He became famous for his paintings of nude bodies and gypsy women, because of his fascination with which the artist was once nicknamed "Gypsy Mueller".
Mueller preferred to work in tempera on rough canvas, creating a matte surface. His artistic legacy includes 172 works, including lithographs, woodcuts and etchings.
|Date and place of birt:||16 october 1874, Lubawka, Prussia|
|Date and place of death:||24 september 1930, Wrocław, Germany|
|Period of activity:||XIX, XX century|
|Specialization:||Artist, Engraver, Graphic artist, Painter|
|Art school / group:||Die Brücke, Free secession, New Secession|
|Genre:||Everyday life, Genre Nude, Landscape painting, Portrait|