Paula Modersohn-Becker

female / German
Dresden 1876-02-08
Worpswede 1907-11-22
Family relationships
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married on 25 May 1901 with the German artist Otto Modersohn
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Biographical information
Académie Colarossi (Parijs)
followed in 1900 and 1903 education at the Académie Colarossi
Académie Julian (Parijs)
in 1905 at the Académie Julian
École des Beaux-Arts (Parijs)
in 1906 at the École des Beaux-Arts
Active in
  • Berlijn 1896 - 1897
  • Jever 1896
  • Worpswede 1897 - 1907
    interrupted only by a stay elsewhere in 1897, Modersohn-Becker permanently settled in Worpswede
  • Bremen (deelstaat) 1897
  • Montparnasse (Parijs) 1900
    Upon her arrival in Paris, she rented a room in the Grand Hôtel de la Haute Loire from the 1st to the 14th of January at the boulevard Raspail. Clara Westhoff, with whom she was friends, also lived here. From January 15 until the end of June 1900 she moved into a house with a studio in the Montparnasse district. (see: cat tent Bremen 2007)
  • Berlijn 1901
    a short stay, the months of January and February in Berlin, from where she visits Dresden
  • Montparnasse (Parijs) 1903 - 1906
    second visit to Paris in the months of February and March to Paris, where she first stayed at the Grand Hôtel de la Haute Loire, then she found a place to stay in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Parijs) 1903 - 1906
    lived in 1903, 1905 and for a short time in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris
  • Montparnasse (Parijs) 1906 - 1907
    lived with her husband Otto Modersohn in Montparnasse from the end of October 1906 until the end of March 1907
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
genre, landscape (as genre), child portrait, nude figure, portrait, self-portrait, cityscape, still life
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Here we mention the art movement to which an artist belonged. Many art movements have not yet been entered, because the content of this field is still under development.
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archief W. Jos de Gruyter
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2021-04-20


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