Otto Mueller Otto Mueller - Biography
Otto Mueller counts among the protagonists of German Expressionism. After studies at the art academies in Dresden and Munich, Otto Mueller, who meanwhile belonged to the circle of famous "Brücke" painters, would find particular inspiration for his paintings and graphic works on numerous extensive journeys on which he went throughout his life. It was in South Eastern Europe that Otto Mueller found the people that he depicted in delicate earthen colors with the characteristic sharp-edged silhouettes and the strong contour lines. Otto Mueller showed naked figures, reclined in grass or intimate loving couples, which he captured on a special image carrier, burlap, in order to emphasize the paintings deep closeness to nature. His print art, in which the trained lithographer Otto Mueller had mastery, is coined by the same expressive and formally reduced style. Works by Otto Mueller are represented in renowned collections such as the 'Museum der bildenden Künste' in Leipzig or the 'Brücke-Museum' in Berlin.