(1874 - 1949)
Bernhard Hoetger was active/lived in Germany, Switzerland. Bernhard Hoetger is known for expressionist painting, sculpture, crafts.
Biography Bernhard Hoetger
Bernhard Hoetger was a German sculptor, painter and handicrafts artist of the Expressionist movement.
Entrance to Böttcherstraße: Lichtbringer ("Bringer of Light") by Hoetger, April 1936
The son of a Dortmund blacksmith, he studied sculpture in Detmold from 1888 to 1892, before directing a workshop in Rheda-Wiedenbrück. After a spell at the Düsseldorf Arts Academy, he took a trip to Paris, where he was deeply influenced by Auguste Rodin, but also got to know Paula Modersohn-Becker. Later he was able to familiarize himself with Antoni Gaudí. In 1911, Hoetger was called up to the "artistic colony" of Darmstadt, where he was to remain for some time.
In 1914, inspired by Becker-Modersohn, he got to Worpswede. It was here where
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