Paula Modersohn- Becker was a German expressionist painter. Paula Becker was born in Dresden, Friedrichstadt in the year 1876. The artist was renown for creating moody landscapes and expressive portraits.
She was the third of seven children.Her father was an engineer for the German Railroad and her mom was came from an aristocratic family.
Modersohn- Becker worked in oils, tempera, and also created etchings.
The artist took art classes in London, England. Becker also attended a women’s art school located in Germany.
The artist married fellow painter of the landscape Otto Modersohn.
Paula Modersohn- Becker passed away in 1907 from postpartum embolism after having a child. She was only 31 years of age.
Price range information: Prices range from $5,000 to 750,000.
Below a short biography about the artist with some works shown:
Works by the artist are in many private and public collections including the National Gallelry of Art in Washington D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.
Paula Modersohn- Becker was a great painter who did a great job at capturing emotion in her work. In many portraits the sitter looks angry to be sitting there. In Becker’s work the model seems somber and quiet rather than just bored and angry. The artist was also great a using the hands to help back up the mood of her sitter.
Her landscapes give a great emotional and simplified reaction to the landscape. These works remind me of Etel Adnan.