Christian Rohlfs  (German, 1849-1938) 


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Christian Rohlfs Biography
1849   Born in Niendorf, Germany
1870   Studies under Paul Thumann at Grand-Ducal Academy, Weimar, Germany
1881   Moves into his own studio together with the painter Eddelbüttel, Weimar, Germany
1892   Belatedly awarded the title of "Professor" by the director of the Weimar Academy, Hans Olde
1907   Becomes a member of the "Special Association of West German Art Patrons and Artists" (Sonderbund))
1914   Becomes a full member of the "Freie Sezession", Berlin, and takes part in its exhibitions
1922   Awarded the academic title of Dr.-Ing. e.h. by the Technical University of Aachen, Germany
1924   Given the freedom of the city of Hagen and admitted to the Prussian Academy of Arts, Berlin, on the occasion of his 75th birthday
1925   Awarded the honorary degree of Dr.phil. h.c. by the University of Kiel, Germany
1925   Honorary member of the State Art Academy in Düsseldorf
1929   Foundation of the Christian Rohlfs Museum, Hagen, Germany
1937   Sixteen of Rohlfs' works are shown in the exhibition of "Degenerate Art", forbidden to exhibit
1937   Expelled from the Prussian Academy of Arts, Berlin
1937   412 of his works are confiscated from museums
1938   Died in Hagen, Germany
1938   The Nazis ban the sale of his works
Selected Exhibitions
1938   Remembrance exhibitions in Basel, Berne and Zurich
1937   Sixteen of Rohlfs' works are shown in the exhibition of "Degenerate Art"
1937   F. Möller Gallery, Berlin
1936   Institute of Arts, Detroit
1936   Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany
1930   Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstverein, Kiel, Germany
1925   Special exhibitions marking his 75th birthday in Berlin, Erfurt, Danzig and Kiel, Germany
1920   Paul Cassirer's gallery, Berlin
1919   Special exhibitions marking Rohlfs' 70th birthday at the National Gallery in Berlin, the Kestner-Gesellschaft in Hanover and the A. Flechtheim Gallery in Düsseldorf
1918   Kunstverein Frankfurt, Frankfurt
1918   I.B. Neumann Gallery, Berlin
1913   Special exhibition at Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg
1910   Grand-Ducal Museum, Weimar
1909   Folkwang-Museum, Essen, Germany
1909   Sonderbund's exhibition, Düsseldorf
1909   Black-and-White Exhibition of the Berlin Sezession
1904   Special exhibition at the Kunstverein in Jena, Germany
1890   Academy of Arts, Berlin
1880   Exhibits his painting 'Roman Builders' (1879), Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Düsselorf
1877   Weimar Art Academy, Weimar, Germany