||He was borne in Soest on February 22, 1865.|
|During 1884 - 1888, he studied art in Duesseldorf and Karlsruhe,|
and was cofounder of the artists colony of Worpswede in 1889.
In 1895, he won highest artistic recognition in Munich and Vienna.
In 1897, he married Helene Schroeder, his first love.
After her death in 1900, he married Paula Becker, who died in 1907.
In 1908, he moved to Fischerhude and married Louise Breling.
|Otto Modersohn passed away on March 10, 1943.|
He was an exceptional representative of the German Landscape Painting; his paintings are spontaneous
and show subdued colourfulness in not naturalistic view.
"See the beauty, profundity, richness in the
inconspicuous and artless, not in the effect." (OM)
|In 1974, his son Christian opened the Otto-Modersohn-Museum in Fischerhude,|
to preserve the heritage for a broad public.