EXHIBITION PAUL CITROEN IN GERMANY
Paul Citroen - Der Mensch vor der Kunst
10 november 2018 - 10 februari 2019, Panorama Museum Bad Frankenhausen
Paul Citroen (1896-1983) started his artistic education at an early age and met with the avant garde in Berlin, where he grew up. From 1922 to 24 he studied at Bauhaus Weimar. In 1933 he founded the Nieuwe Kunstschoolin Amsterdam together with Charles Roelofsz, a private art school inspired by Bauhaus. Since 1935 Citroen also taught at the Art Academy in Den Haag, where he continued following Bauhaus principles.
Paul Citroen, Heinz Aron, 1922, oil on canvas (marouflé), 40 x 32 cm, Museum de Fundatie (collection Provincie Overijssel), Zwolle and Heino/Wijhe, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.
Paul Citroen, Abstract composition, 1936, mixed technique on paper, 49.5 x 65 cm, Museum de Fundatie (collection Provincie Overijssel), Zwolle and Heino/Wijhe, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.
Even if Citroen worked on a variety of themes, he always focused on portraiture. When he died in 1983, he left 7000 portraits behind – paintings, drawings, and photographs, dedicated to close friends, family, and prominent artists, writers, and actors. He experimented with different styles, Expressionism as well as Dada, Abstraction as well as Magic Realism.
In collaboration with Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle and Heino/Wijhe, the exhibition presents Paul Citroen before, with, and in art. On the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary the Panorama Museum hosts a retrospective with 80 works by Paul Citroen which follow him from Weimar to the Netherlands, through 60 years of artistic adventures.
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Paul Citroen, Paul Citroen with camera, self-portrait, 1932, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.