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Emil Nolde
Nationality: 
german
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1867
Birth Place: 
Nolde, in Schleswig
Death Date: 
1956
Death Place: 
Seebüll
Born Emil Hansen at Nolde near Tondern in northest Schleswig (now Tønder in southern Denmark) into a farming family, his father a Frisian-German, his mother Danish. Married to Ada Vilstrup, who collaborated with him, printing many of the woodcuts, keeping records, etc. Changed his name to Emil Nolde ca. 1904. Expressionist painter, printmaker, and watercolorist. Most of his woodcuts, etchings, lithographs made between 1905 and 1937. Included in the group of arttists labeled as degenerate by the Nazis in 1937. 1941: forbidden to paint or exhibit his work. Lived at Seebüll, close to the Danish border.