(1894 - 1961)
Werner Gilles was active/lived in United States, Germany. Werner Gilles is known for painting.
Werner Gilles was born in 1894 in Rheydt near Mönchengladbach. After World War I, Gilles became a student of Walther Klemm's at the "Weimarer Akademie", but in 1919 he transferred to the newly founded "Bauhaus", where he attended Lyonel Feininger's class. Until 1923 the artist remained registered at this art and design school. During this time, Werner Gilles was friends with Gerhard Marcks and Oskar Schlemmer. In 1921-22 Gilles decided to travel to Italy for the first time. Werner Gilles post-graduate life was marked by continuous moves: Between 1925 and 1930, after a further trip to Italy, he stayed in Düsseldorf, Paris and Berlin.
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