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Dortmund Wilhelm Morgner


Biography and information

In 1908-1909 he attended Georg Tappert's art school in Worpswede, Tappert's inherent lyricism influencing Wilhelm Morgner's first works. In 1909 the artist returns to Zost.

In 1911 he moves to Berlin and takes part in the work of the artistic group Most (German: die Brücke), together with which he participates in the Berlin exhibition of the New Secession.

In 1912, he participated in the Sonderbund exhibition of artists in Cologne, where he became acquainted with the work of the "Blue Rider" group, which had a great influence on the further works of the master.

From 1913 onward, Morgner's paintings became increasingly close to abstractionism. For example, his Astral Compositions (1913) are extremely laconic, extremely sparing in their depiction of mountain landscapes.

The artist's further artistic development was interrupted by the First World War. Wilhelm Morgner was conscripted as a soldier in 1914. Only small drawings and sketches have survived from the time of his military service. In August 1917, at the age of 26, the artist died on the battlefield.
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    Landscape, Portrait, Architecture, Animalism, Religious scene