Curt Lahs

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Curt Lahs (1893 Düsseldorf -1958 Berlin) was a German painter


1919 Galerie Flechtheim, Düsseldorf

1921 Member of the group The Young Rheinländers Exhibition at the home of Mutter Ey

1928 Teaches at the Volkskunstschule, Düsseldorf

1930 Director of the Academia de pintura y esculera, Instituto de Bellas Artes, Medellín, Colombia.

1931 Returns to the Volkskunstschule, Düsseldorf.

1933 Dismissed from his teaching post by the Nazis, Branded a "Degenerate Artist."

1933-43 Travels to and exhibits in France, Jugoslavia and Italy.

1943 Unwillingly drafted into the German Army.

1943 Captured by American Troops, Incarcerated. Loses most of the early work when the home in which paintings are stored is burned in a bombing.

1944 Released from prisoner of war camp.

1945 Continues to work as an independent artist. Exhibits at Galerie Gerd Rosen and Galerie Brenner, Berlin.

1947 Gains post at University in Halle, Germany.

1948 Begins a second position at the Hochschule fur Bildende Künste, Berlin, travels between jobs by train.

1949 Leaves post at Halle after warnings from colleagues regarding new Communist government threat to him. He is also considered a degenerate artist by the communists.

1952 "Stahl und Eisen" Prize for painting, Düsseldorf, Germany.

1954 Kunspreis from the City of Berlin.

1958 June 11 - Dies in his sleep of heart......
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