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  • Gabriele Münter, Maschkera, 1940, oil on canvas, 39 1⁄2 × 30 7⁄8".

    Gabriele Münter, Maschkera, 1940, oil on canvas, 39 1⁄2 × 30 7⁄8".

    Gabriele Münter

    Zentrum Paul Klee

    Born in Berlin in 1877, Gabriele Münter lost both parents at an early age. An inheritance granted her an independence seldom experienced by women of the time. While female students were not allowed to enroll in art academies, she was able to afford private art classes in Düsseldorf and Munich. Working mostly in Bavaria, she became a central figure in Expressionism and among the group of artists known as the Blaue Reiter; later she would save hundreds of their works by hiding them from the Nazis. In 1957, Münter donated that collection to the Lenbachhaus in Munich. But she was largely forgotten

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