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Nebel, Otto Wilhelm Ernst

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Nebel, Otto Wilhelm Ernst

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German, 20th century, male.

Active from 1933 and from 1952 naturalised in Switzerland.

Born 25 December 1892, in Berlin; died 12 September 1973, in Bern, Switzerland.

Painter (including gouache), engraver, draughtsman. Designs for mosaics.

Otto Nebel initially studied architecture in Berlin, where he graduated from the Baugewerkeschule in 1909. He then travelled extensively in Europe, principally in France and Italy. In 1913–1914 he followed drama courses at the Lessing-Theatre. Between 1914 and 1918 he was mobilised, taken prisoner and spent the 1918–1919 period in England. After World War I, he decided to take up painting studying with Kandinsky whose influence proved to be pivotal. From 1919 he participated in the group activities of...

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