(1892 - 1963)
Ernst Mollenhauer was active/lived in Germany. Ernst Mollenhauer is known for painting.
Biography Ernst Mollenhauer
Ernst Mollenhauer was born in 1892
in the East Prussian town of Tapiau. From 1913 he studied at the Prussian
Academy in Königsberg, among others under Richard Pfeiffer and Artur
Degner. After the First World War he exhibited as one of the first
German artists in the United States. In the village Nida at the Curonian
Spit Mollenhauer made the acquaintance with Brücke-painters Max
Pechstein and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and lived there from 1924 to
1945. During this time he took care of the Inn owned by his father in
law as well as Nida’s artists' colony. In 1939 Mollenhauer’s art was
labeled as ‘degenerate’, banning him from exhibiting. After the war, he
set up a new studio in Dusseldorf and a second o
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