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Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing original paintings by Bruno Krauskopf. 
Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com


Bruno Krauskopf was a German painter and printmaker born March 9th, 1892 in Malbork (West Prussia).

At the age of fourteen he began his training at the Krauskopf Chromolithographen in Berlin, which lasted until 1908. From 1910 to 1915 he studied at the Royal Museum of Decorative Arts in Berlin with Professor Doeppler. By 1912 he had his first solo exhibition in the Berlin gallery Casper. From 1914 he trained with Wilhelm Kohlhoff and Harry Deierling in a studio community, and exhibited his works at the Great Berlin Art Exhibition. Between 1913 and 1916 he created his oeuvre of lithographs, woodcuts and linocuts.

From 1914 to 1916 he was a soldier in Alsace and in Russia . In 1916, Krauskopf was a member of the Free Berlin Secession and from 1917 to 1933 a member of the Berlin Secession. He was also on the board and member of the jury and took part in their exhibitions. During this time, numerous illustrations were created for books by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Eulenberg and Reisinger. In 1918 he was a member of the November Group. In the early 1920s, his painting style went from expressionism to impressionism. His colors were crisper and brighter. Between 1923 and 1933 he takes several study trips to France, Poland, Italy and Switzerland. Besides creating his paintings he also illustrated various books, designed movie decorations for the UFA and costume and set designs for film and theater.

In 1933 his works were classified as Degenerate Art by the Nazi government. In the same year he emigrated to Norway. After 1940, when Norway was occupied by Germany, he lived in hiding. On May 12th, 1945, he was accused by the Norwegian police of spying for Germany, jailed for ten weeks and they confiscated his property. After he was declared undesirable alien in 1948 he emigrated with his second wife to New York. With the support of George Grosz , he made his ​​first contacts with the New York art scene. In 1959, he closed his studio in New York and moved back to Berlin where he died on December 23rd, 1960.


TIMELINE

1892               Born March 9 in Marienburg
1906-1908      Education as a chromolithographer in Berlin
1910-1915     Studied at the Berlin Royal Kunstgewerbemuseum With Emil Doepler (1855-1922)
1912               Member of the "Free Secession" Berlin (with Max Beckmann, Lyonel Feininger, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner) 
1912               First solo exhibition 
1914-1916     The use of war in Alsace and Russia
1916               Member of the Berlin Secession from recommendation by Lovis Corinth.
1916               In the following years regular participates in the secession exhibitions.
1916               Member of the board of directors and the jury.
1918               Founding member of the "November Group" with Max Pechstein, Georg Tappert and Erich Mendelsohn
1920-1933    Turns to a more impressionistic style of painting 
                      Artistic success is confirmed by numerous prizes and individual exhibitions 
                      Study tours through France, Italy, Poland and Switzerland 
                      In addition to his work as illustrator (Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky) works for the theater and UFA film studios
1933-1948    Classified by the National Socialists as "degenerate artist" 
                      Emigration to Stavanger (Norway) 
                      Supported by Edvard Munch and Per Krogh 
                      Integration into the Norwegian art life 
                      Under the impression of the Nordic landscape of bright colors and natural mysticism 
1948              Because of his German origin he becomes an unwanted alien in Norway
1950-1957     Relocation with Norwegian wife and son to New York 
                      Begins paintings New England landscapes and American cities 
                      Exhibitions in New York, Carnegie Exhibition Pittsburgh, Paris, Bordeaux, Marseilles, Basel, Berne and also in Germany
1957              Returns to Berlin
1960              After a long illness, Bruno Krauskopf dies on December 23 in Berlin
 

AWARDS

1919 and 1920 Wins Prize at the Berlin Secession
Wertheim Award, Berlin
Prize from the city of Bordeaux
Günter Wagner Award
Prize from the Kunstverein, Hannover
1923 Great Prussian art prize
1930 Albrecht Dürer Award in Nürnberg
1934 Museum Prize from Stavanger

EXHIBITIONS

1919 - 1933    Exhibitions at the Kestner-Gesellschaft , Hannover; Academy of Arts, Berlin
                       Exhibition International Building, Berlin
1932               Exhibition at the Galerie Hartberg, Berlin
1933               Exhibition in the Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin
1934               Exhibition in the Kunstverein Stavanger
1935               Exhibition at Galerie Blomquist, Oslo
1936-1940      Exhibitions in Stavanger, Oslo, Bergen , Haugesund and Kristiansand
1948-1954      Several exhibitions in the United States and Germany:
                       Weyhe Gallery, New York
                       Gallery Feigl, New York
                       Whitney Museum, New York 
                       Carnegie International Exhibition Center, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Pittsburgh
                       Richmond Art Center Des Moines, Iowa
                       Municipal Museum Mönchengladbach
                       Gallery Hella Nebelung, Dusseldorf
1957                Exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Bremen, the Arts Office Berlin-Wilmersdorf and the Kunstverein Karlsruhe .
 

POSTHUOUS EXHIBITIONS

1972               Memorial exhibition in the town hall Berlin-Charlottenburg
1981                Exhibition at the Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
1985                Exhibition Kunstforening Stavanger
1991                Exhibition at the Galerie Norbert Blaeser
1992                Exhibitions in Norway on the occasion of its 100th anniversary, the exhibition in the Kunsthalle Darmstadt.
1999                Exhibition Four artists of the Lost Generation Gallery Blaeser
2002                Stations a painter from West Prussia in the West Prussian Landesmuseum Münster
2005                Galerie Norbert Blaeser with works from the estate of Krauskopf