ARTISTS / Art after 1945
Rolf Nesch

Available works
1893born in Oberesslingen
apprenticeship as a decorative painter in Hildesheim
1909-12Stuttgart School of Arts and Crafts
1912moved to Dresden and studied at the academy
1919after his return from English war captivity continuation of studies
1929Moves to Hamburg; member of the "Freie Sezession
1933Moves to Norway
1935Trip to the Lofoten Islands
1939-43Move to Helvik on Nesodden in the Oslo Fjord
1946/47resumption of his graphic work
until 1950Exhibitions in Oslo, Copenhagen, New York, Germany and Europe
1958"Lichtwarck Prize" of the city of Hamburg
1961Stay in Venice
1962Honorary member of the Hamburg Academy of Arts; participation in the Venice Biennale
1972extensive retrospective at the National Gallery in Oslo
1975died in Oslo
Nesch's painting "Flower Still Life" came from the possession of the Heidenheim physician Dr. Büllmann. Only very few works from this period are still available. The painting "Flower Still Life" was created during a decisive phase of change in Nesch's work. A six-week working stay with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Davos made a lasting impression on him and changed his conception of art. A year later Nesch discovered the possibilities of material printing. The strong colors of Expressionism shine out of this bouquet, which is certainly also rooted in his acquaintance with Oskar Kokoschka. He had met him in the period between 1920 and 1923, when Nesch had moved into a master studio at the Art Academy in Dresden and Kokoschka was teaching there. The floridity lends the composition an ornamental flatness that contrasts with the diagonal stage space. A stack of books and a wall hanging form the niche that backdrops the bouquet standing in the center of the picture.
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