Gabriele Münter

1877, Berlin1962, Murnau

As a key figure of German Expressionism and co-founder of the "Blaue Reiter" group of artists, Gabriele Münter's work is still relevant today. In 2019, the Munich Lenbachhaus presented a major retrospective of her work in cooperation with the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebæk and the Museum Ludwig Cologne. Münter began her training in Munich at the Phalanx School, where she met her future partner Wassily Kandinsky. Together with him and her artist friends Franz Marc, Marianne von Werefkin and Alexej von Jawlensky, she founded the "Blaue Reiter" in her house in Murnau in 1911. The region around Murnau am Staffelsee, where she settled in 1909, became the center of her artistic work. In Murnau she found her typical style, which is characterised by the reduction of form and clear colour contrasts. Her multi-layered work reflects her openness and experience as a painter, photographer and graphic artist.

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