Paula Modersohn-Becker

Biography



1876
Was born February 8 in Dresden-Friedrichstadt

1888
Family move to Bremen

1892
Attended the London School of Arts

1898
Acquaintance with the sculptor Clara Westhoff

1899
Harsh critique of the artist’s work as a result of which she withdraws from public

1900
Encounter with Rainer Maria Rilke. Influenced by works of Van Gogh, Modersohn-Becker started to focus on modest depictions of human figures

1901
Marriage with the painter Otto Modersohn

1906
Move to Paris and enrollment at the École des Beaux-Arts

1917
Return to Germany. Birth of daughter Mathilde November 2

1917
Modersohn-Becker died December 20 in Worpswede