Fritz Mackensen

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Fritz Mackensen (born 8 April 1866 in Greene, near Kreiensen, Duchy of Brunswick – 12 May 1953 in Bremen) was a German painter of the Düsseldorf school of painting and Art Nouveau. He was a friend of Otto Modersohn and Hans am Ende, and was one of the co-founders of the artists' colony at Worpswede. From 1933 to 1935 he was head of the Nordische Kunsthochschule in Bremen (today's University of the Arts Bremen). In 1937 he became a member of the Nazi Party. He was buried in the Worpswede Cemetery.

Selected works[edit]

  • "Gottesdienst im Freien", museum Hanover
  • "Tierbild", museum Oldenburg
  • "Die Scholle", museum Weimar
bronze sculpture
  • "Alte Frau mit Ziege", Kunsthalle Bremen


  • Klaus Dede: Fritz Mackensen. Der Entdecker Worpswedes. (1981), Atelier im Bauernhaus, ISBN 3-88132-132-2.