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was a German
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...
painter of Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau is an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that were most popular during 1890–1910. The name "Art Nouveau" is French for "new art"...
. He was a friend of Otto Modersohn and Hans am Ende, and they were the founders of the artists' colony Worpswede
Worpswede is a municipality in the district of Osterholz, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the Teufelsmoor, northeast of Bremen. The small town itself is located near the Weyerberg hill. It has been the home to a lively artistic community since the end of the 19th century, with over 130...
. From 1933 to 1935 he was head of the Nordischen Kunsthochschule
in Bremen (today University of the Arts Bremen
The University of the Arts Bremen is a publicly funded university in Bremen, Germany and one of the most successful ones whose roots in music, arts and design date back to 1873...
). In 1937 he became a member of the Nazi Party.
- "Gottesdienst im Freien", museum Hanover
- "Tierbild", museum Oldenburg
- "Die Scholle", museum Weimar
- "Alte Frau mit Ziege", Kunsthalle Bremen
Literature over Mackensen
- Klaus Dede
Klaus Dede is a German writer and journalist.-Life:Dede was born 1935 in Nordenham-Blexen. His father was a Lutheran priest. After school Dede studied during 1950s. Later Dede worked as a newspaper reporter in Papenburg, Gütersloh and Nordenham...
: Fritz Mackensen. Der Entdecker Worpswedes. (1981).