Childhood• December 12th, 1863 – January 23rd, 1944• “Angels of fear, sorrow, and death stood by myside since the day I was born.”Schooling• 1881 – Royal School of Art and Design ofChristiania• Teacher- Julius Middleton and Christian Krohg
PublicPortrait of Karl Jensen-Hjell“It is impressionism carried tothe extreme. It is a travestyof art.”
Franz’s background• First studied for Theology in Munich.• Father was also a painter, but thought hewasn’t talented.• Was depressed for most of life.• Met Wassily Kandinsky while in Paris.• Volunteered for WWII. (died in war)
Key Points of Franz• Went to theBoviarian Alpsand becameinterested inanimal painting.• Was co-founder ofDer Blaue Reiter.• Wanted to createa spiritualrevolution in art.
Background• Started painting at 35.• His family was protestant; Read the Bible daily.• Was a member of Die Brücke.• The Nazi included his painting in theDegenerate Art Exhibition
Key Points of Emil• Was influenced by Die Brücke.• Would paint with just a vague idea of what tocreate.• His biblical paintings were among his greatestworks.• Joined the Neue Sezession.• Paintings were banned during Nazi reign.