EMIL NOLDE (1867-1956)
Emil Nolde was a German-Danish painter and printmaker. He was one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, and considered to be one of the great printmakers, oil painting and watercolor painters of the 20th century. Despite first being trained as a woodcarver, he is known for his vigorous brushwork, thick impasto, and expressive choice of colors. Golden yellows and deep reds appear frequently in his work, giving a luminous quality to otherwise somber tones. His watercolors include vivid, brooding storm-scapes and brilliant florals. Nolde’s work is committed primarily to Expressionist themes, but he also favored biblical scenes, northern landscapes, and more primitive or phantasmal subjects.
Nolde's work is exhibited at major museums around the world, including the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia; and MoMA in New York City.