Galerie Henze & Ketterer

Christian Rohlfs

(German, 1849–1938)

gauner by christian rohlfs

Christian Rohlfs

Gauner, 1918

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gladiole by christian rohlfs

Christian Rohlfs

Gladiole, 1928

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selbstbildnis mit frau (paar, selbstbildnis) by christian rohlfs

Christian Rohlfs

Selbstbildnis mit Frau (Paar, Selbstbildnis), 1921–1922

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vase mit blüten by christian rohlfs

Christian Rohlfs

Vase mit Blüten, 1920–1927

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Biography

Timeline

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
Honorary member of the State Art Academy in Düsseldorf

Exhibitions

1938
Remembrance exhibitions in Basel, Berne and Zurich
1937
Sixteen of Rohlfs' works are shown in the exhibition of "Degenerate Art"
F. Möller Gallery, Berlin
1936
Institute of Arts, Detroit
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
I.B. Neumann Gallery, Berlin