Gabriele Münter (1877-1962) was identified with the Blue Rider group in Munich (conceived in the fall of 1911), yet her art seems closer to the Fauves and Gauguin's Pont Aven style than to German Expressionism. Born in Berlin, Gabriele studied at a school for women in Düsseldorf - not at the academy, where women were not admitted. Between 1898 and 1901 she was in America, then she studied art in Munich later that year. In 1902 Münter was in Kandinsky's recently organized Phalanx School. She wrote, "Kandinsky, quite unlike the other teachers, explained all problems thoroughly and intensely and accepted me as a human being. . . ." The two became engaged, traveled together to Paris and Sèvres,
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