Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

1884 - 1976

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Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (Karl Schmidt until 1905; 1 December 1884 – 10 August 1976) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker; he was one of the four founders of the artist group Die Brücke. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff has received more than 184,094 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Karl Schmidt-Rottluff is the 456th most popular painter (down from 424th in 2019), the 1,245th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,211th in 2019) and the 39th most popular German Painter.

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff is most famous for his paintings of landscapes, portraits, and still lifes. He was a member of the Die Brücke group.

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Among painters, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ranks 456 out of 2,023Before him are Pompeo Batoni, Bernardo Daddi, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, and Han Gan. After him are Ernest Meissonier, Anselm Feuerbach, Gu Kaizhi, Bob Ross, Hendrick ter Brugghen, and Matthäus Merian.

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Among people born in 1884, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ranks 44Before him are Étienne Gilson, Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, Petru Groza, Antonín Zápotocký, Hugo Gernsback, and Zinaida Serebriakova. After him are Maria Spiridonova, Empress Teimei, Hugo Schmeisser, Princess Helen of Serbia, Louis B. Mayer, and Béla Balázs. Among people deceased in 1976, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ranks 52Before him are Kazi Nazrul Islam, George Whipple, George Ostrogorsky, Eileen Gray, Phil Ochs, and Carlo Gambino. After him are Carol Reed, Ivan Yakubovsky, Silvana Armenulić, Mitsuo Fuchida, Michael Polanyi, and Lin Yutang.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ranks 1,245 out of 7,253Before him are Ulay (1943), Thomas Müller (1989), Tilman Riemenschneider (1460), Josef Harpe (1887), Paul Schäfer (1921), and Ernst Troeltsch (1865). After him are Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern (1811), Georges J. F. Köhler (1946), Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia (1883), Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1837), Anselm Feuerbach (1829), and Nena (1960).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ranks 39Before him are Max Klinger (1857), Lucian Freud (1922), Adam Elsheimer (1578), Anna Maria van Schurman (1607), Erich Heckel (1883), and Konrad Witz (1400). After him are Anselm Feuerbach (1829), Hans Holbein the Elder (1465), Godfrey Kneller (1646), Hannah Höch (1889), Wilhelm Busch (1832), and Heinz Linge (1913).