||He was borne in Soest on February 22, 1865.|
1884 - 1888, he studied art in Duesseldorf and Karlsruhe,|
was cofounder of the artists colony of Worpswede in 1889.
1895, he won highest artistic recognition in Munich and Vienna.
1897, he married Helene Schroeder, his first love.
her death in 1900, he married Paula Becker, who died in 1907.
In 1908, he moved to Fischerhude and married Louise Breling.
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
"See the beauty, profundity,
richness in the
inconspicuous and artless, not in the effect."
|In 1974, his son Christian opened the Otto-Modersohn-Museum
to preserve the heritage for a broad public.