Emil Nolde (1867-1956) was primarily an expressionist painter and printmaker native to Germany. His works were often abstract and representative of his dreams. He painted with a visual passion, which was often reflected in his color selections. His works were creative, spontaneous, symbolic and emotional. For a period of about six years, Nolde actually taught at the Museum of Industrial Arts on St. Gall in Switzerland. However, after returning to Germany during the 1930s, Nolde became the only German expressionist artist (at the time) to join the wrathful Third Reich. However, by 1941, he was arbitrarily shunned by the ruling German government and was forbidden to paint, have his paintings displayed (as they once were in many German museums) or sell his works. He quickly sought refuge near his hometown in Seebull, where kind locals traded food for his paintings. Fearing the invasive and powerful German Reich, Nolde strayed from his usual oil paintings in lieu of the less odorous medium of watercolors. Albeit in secret, Nolde continued to paint until his death.
This 45+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
This piece was illustrated by Nolde, Emil. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Floral, Botanical, Watercolour Paintings, Expressionism, Abstract, Still Life