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Bruno Krauskopf

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Bruno Krauskopf was a German painter and printmaker born March 9th, 1892 in Malbork (West Prussia).

At the age of fourteen he began his training at the Krauskopf Chromolithographen in Berlin, which lasted until 1908. From 1910 to 1915 he studied at the Royal Museum of Decorative Arts in Berlin with Professor Doeppler. By 1912 he had his first solo exhibition in the Berlin gallery Casper. From 1914 he trained with Wilhelm Kohlhoff and Harry Deierling in a studio community, and exhibited his works at the Great Berlin Art Exhibition. Between 1913 and 1916 he created his oeuvre of lithographs, woodcuts and linocuts.

From 1914 to 1916 he was a soldier in Alsace and in Russia . In 1916, Krauskopf was a member of the Free Berlin Secession and from 1917 to 1933 a member of the Berlin Secession. He was also on the board and member of the jury and took part in their exhibitions. During this time, numerous illustrations were created for books by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Eulenberg and Reisinger. In 1918 he was a member of the November Group. In the early 1920s, his painting style went from expressionism to impressionism. His colors were crisper and brighter. Between 1923 and 1933 he takes several study trips to France, Poland, Italy and Switzerland. Besides creating his paintings he also illustrated various books, designed movie decorations for the UFA and costume and set designs for film and theater.

In 1933 his works were classified as Degenerate Art by the Nazi government. In the same year he emigrated to Norway. After 1940, when Norway was occupied by Germany, he lived in hiding. On May 12th, 1945, he was accused by the Norwegian police of spying for Germany, jailed for ten weeks and they confiscated his property. After he was declared undesirable alien in 1948 he emigrated with his second wife to New York. With the support of George Grosz , he made his ​​first contacts with the New York art scene. In 1959, he closed his studio in New York and moved back to Berlin where he died on December 23rd, 1960.





Born March 9, 1892 in Marienburg



Education as a chromolithographer in Berlin



Studied at the Berlin Royal Kunstgewerbemuseum With Emil Doepler (1855-1922)



Member of the "Free Secession" Berlin (with Max Beckmann, Lyonel Feininger, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner) 

First solo exhibition 



The use of war in Alsace and Russia



Member of the Berlin Secession from recommendation by Lovis Corinth.

In the following years regular participates in the secession exhibitions.

Member of the board of directors and the jury.



Founding member of the "November Group" with Max Pechstein, Georg Tappert and Erich Mendelsohn



Turns to a more impressionistic style of painting 

Artistic success is confirmed by numerous prizes and individual exhibitions 

Study tours through France, Italy, Poland and Switzerland 
In addition to his work as illustrator (Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky) works for the theater and UFA film studios



Classified by the National Socialists as "degenerate artist" 

Emigration to Stavanger (Norway) 

Supported by Edvard Munch and Per Krogh 

Integration into the Norwegian art life 

Under the impression of the Nordic landscape of bright colors and natural mysticism 


1948 because of his German origin he becomes an unwanted alien in Norway


1950-1957 Relocation with Norwegian wife and son to New York 

Begins paintings New England landscapes and American cities 

Exhibitions in New York, Carnegie Exhibition Pittsburgh, Paris, Bordeaux, Marseilles, Basel, Berne and also in Germany


1957 Returns to Berlin


1960 After a long illness, Bruno Krauskopf dies on December 23 in Berlin




1919 and 1920 Wins Prize at the Berlin Secession
Wertheim Award, Berlin
Prize from the city of Bordeaux
Günter Wagner Award
Prize from the Kunstverein, Hannover
1923 Great Prussian art prize
1930 Albrecht Dürer Award in Nürnberg
1934 Museum Prize from Stavanger



1919 - 1933 Exhibitions at the Kestner-Gesellschaft , Hannover; Academy of Arts, Berlin

Exhibition International Building, Berlin
1932 Exhibition at the Galerie Hartberg, Berlin
1933 Exhibition in the Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin
1934 Exhibition in the Kunstverein Stavanger
1935 Exhibition at Galerie Blomquist, Oslo
1936-1940 Exhibitions in Stavanger, Oslo, Bergen , Haugesund and Kristiansand
1948-1954 several exhibitions in the United States and Germany:

Weyhe Gallery, New York

Gallery Feigl, New York

Whitney Museum, New York 

Carnegie International Exhibition Center, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Pittsburgh

Richmond Art Center Des Moines, Iowa

Municipal Museum Mönchengladbach

Gallery Hella Nebelung, Dusseldorf
1957 Exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Bremen, the Arts Office Berlin-Wilmersdorf and the Kunstverein Karlsruhe .


Posthumous Exhibitions

1972 memorial exhibition in the town hall Berlin-Charlottenburg
1981 Exhibition at the Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
1985 Exhibition Kunstforening Stavanger
1991 Exhibition at the Galerie Norbert Blaeser
1992 Exhibitions in Norway on the occasion of its 100th anniversary, the exhibition in the Kunsthalle Darmstadt.
1999 Exhibition Four artists of the Lost Generation Gallery Blaeser
2002 stations a painter from West Prussia in the West Prussian Landesmuseum Münster
2005 Galerie Norbert Blaeser with works from the estate of Krauskopf