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Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl

Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl shmĭt-rŏt´lo͝of [key], 1884–1976, German painter and woodcut artist. Schmidt-Rottluff cofounded and named the Brücke in 1905. After moving to Berlin in 1911, he developed an art of compelling color and mystical intensity influenced by fauvism , cubism , and primitive art. His vigorous graphic technique are best realized in his woodcuts (e.g., The Way to Emmaus, 1918 Philadelphia Mus. of Art).

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