* 29th SEPTEMBER 1881 IN KARLSRUHE (GER)
Alexander Kanoldt was a German painter and professor at the art academy in Berlin. He belonged to the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement.
† 24th JANUARY 1939 IN BERLIN (GER)
In 1909, along with Wassily Kandinsky and others he founded the artists association Die Neue Künstlervereinigung München (New Artists’ Association Munich) out of which the Blue Rider group was formed in 1911. From the mid 1920s he began painting multiple perspective architectural compositions. In 1927 he became member of the Badichen Secession and from 1933 member of the Munich group ‘die Sieben’ (The Seven). In 1937 his work was branded as ‘degenerate’ and was exhibited in Munich and then confiscated.