Rudolf Belling  (German, 1886-1972) 


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Rudolf Belling Biography
1886   26.08.1886 Rudolph Belling was born in Berlin
1905   He is trained as modeling sculptor for decorative arts and crafts
1909   Works for Max Reinhard´s theater productions at the Deutsches Theater Berlin
1911   Becomes 'Meisterschüler' of Peter Breuer at the Kunstakademie-Charlottenburg and travels through Belgium, Great Britain and France where he visits Picasso in Paris
1918 - 1924   One of the founders of the Novembergruppe
1931   Appointed member of the 'Preussische Akademie der Künste' Berlin of which he resigns in ´37
1935   Teaches at the Annot art school, NY
1937   Emigrates to Turkey where he teaches since ´36 at the department of sculpture of the 'Akademie der Künste' in Istanbul. His works are abolished and destroyed in Nazi Germany
1955   Receives the 'Grosses Bundesverdienstkreuz' of the BRD
1955   Reappointed member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin-West
1952 - 1965   Teaches architecture at the 'Technische Universitaet' Istanbul
1971   Becomes Dr. of honors of the Technische Universitaet Munich
1972   Dies in Krailling
Selected Exhibitions
2002 - 3003   Galerie Voemel, Duesseldorf
2002 - 2003   Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner, Bremen/Berlin
1992   Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner, Bremen / Berlin
1976   Stadtmuseum, Munich
1971   Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
1967 - 1968   Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin
1967 - 1968   Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich
1962   Galerie Alex Voemel, Duesseldorf
1959   Galerie Wolfgang Gurlitt, Munich
1956   Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, Hagen
1937 - 1941   His works are part of the exhibition 'Entartete Kunst'
1935   The Weyhe Gallery, New York
1931   Museum of Modern Art, New York
1924   Nationalgalerie im Kronprimzenpalais, Berlin
1919   Kunstsalon Fritz Gurlitt, Berlin
1919   Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Duesseldorf
1919   Galerie Goyert, Collogne
1914   Grosse Berliner Kunstausstellung