- Max Beckmann - Master of the Morose [Chronology]
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Max Beckmann
(1884 - 1950)

1884 Born 12 February in Leipzig, Germany
1894 His father dies; family moves to Braunschweig, where Max attends several schools
1900 Enters Kunstschule di Weimar, studies under Carl Frithjof Smith
1904 Abandons the academy and moves to Paris
1906 Marries Minna Tube
1910 Elected to the executive board of the Secession
1911 Resigns executive board in order to devote himself full-time to painting
1914 Enlists as a nurse in WWI
1915 Suffers a breakdown and is discharged to Frankfurt
1925 Appointed teaching position at the Kunstgewerbeschule of the Städelsches Kunstinstitut
1925 Divorces Minna Tube and marries Mathilde (Quappi) von Kaulbach
1926 First solo exhibition in the United States
1928 Large retrospective exhibition at the Kunsthalle Mannheim; receives a gold medal from the city of Düsseldorf in recognition of his artistic achievements
1930 A permanent gallery for Beckmann's art is established at the Städtische Galerie of the Städelsches Kunstinstitut
1932 A room is dedicated in his honor at the Nationalgalerie in Berlin
1933 Dismissed from Städelsches Kunstinstitut
1937 Over 600 pieces of his art are confiscated by the Nazis, some of his work is featured in their infamous "degenerate art" show; Max and his wife flee to Amsterdam
1947 Moves to the USA
1950 Receives an honorary degree from Washington University; dies 27 December in New York

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