Melancholic Expressionism – Paul Kother
The painter Paul Kother (1878-1963) belongs to the so-called “lost generation”: Only a few years younger than Fritz Overbeck, Kother made a name for himself at the beginning of the 20th century as a talented expressionist artist. His oil paintings and prints have been exhibited many times.
With the ascension of nazism, however, he was banned from exhibitions and after the war was unable to re-establish himself in the art world. His impressive, multifaceted work has been unknown for a long time and was for the first time presented in a comprehensive exhibition in Berlin in 2018.
Now the exhibition is coming to Bremen and, in conjunction with paintings by Fritz and Hermine Overbeck, we present a painter who was wrongly forgotten and whose work represents the early avant-garde of the 20th century in a striking way.