Heinrich Richter-Berlin (1884 - 1981), German

Born on 23.04.1884 in Berlin, died on 26.01.1981 in Berlin. A German stage designer and painter studied at the Berlin Academy 1902/3 and took part in the famous “Berlin Secession” movement that year which brought him an expulsion from the school. During the 1909/10 lived and worked in Paris together with Picasso, Braque and Otto Freundlich. Together with Max Pechstein, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Georg Tappert formed the “New Secession” movement and “November Group”. Worked as graphics designer for the famous magazine “Sturm” and later in 1920 as a film decorator in the films “Der Gang in die Nacht (1920)” and “De Januskopf (1920)”. Labeled as “degenerated artist” and expelled during the Nazi years.

Heinrich Richter-Berlin was in the German pilot unit stationed in Macedonia between 1914 and 1918. He was mainly located in Skopje and Veles. During his period, he produced more than 150 drawings and watercolors with local scenes from Skopje, painted in a strong expressionistic/cubistic style. During his stay we met Wilhelm Morgner in Skopje during 1916. Morgner was also a member of the “New Secessionists” and good friend of Richter-Berlin. Several watercolors from this series are in possession of the author of this book.

Heinrich Richter Berlin 1884-1981„ Uskub 1917“ watercolors
Heinrich Richter Berlin 1884-1981„ Uskub-1917“ watercolors
Heinrich Richter-Berlin (1884-1981)„Alter Mazedonier, Uskub 1916“;
Heinrich Richter-Berlin (1884-1981)„Alter Mazedonier, Uskub 1916“
Heinrich Richter-Berlin (1884-1981) „Bauenpaar vorm Haus 1916“
Heinrich Richter-Berlin (1884-1981) „Bauenpaar vorm Haus 1916“
Heinrich Richter Berlin 1884-1981“Vor de Moschee in Uskub 1916“ „Drei Mazedonierinnen am Brunnen 1916“-watercolor
Heinrich Richter Berlin 1884-1981“Vor de Moschee in Uskub 1916“ „Drei Mazedonierinnen am Brunnen 1916“ watercolor.

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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