* 18TH APRIL 1884 IN BERNSTADT AN DER WEIDE, SCHLESIEN (GER)
† 14TH MAY 1966 IN DARMSTADT (GER)
Ludwig Meidner was a German Expressionist painter as well as poet and graphic artist. After his studies in Breslau he moved from Berlin, to Paris and then in 1914 to Dresden. He became famous for his ‘apocalyptic landscapes’, premonitions of the atrocities of the First World War, as well as his portraits of the Berlin art scene around 1910. From the 1920s he strictly followed the teachings of Judaism and dealt intensively with his belief in his work. In 1939 he fled to London. In 1953 he returned to Germany where he lived and worked until 1966. Since the late 1980s his work has received new found international acclaim.