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Artist Heinrich Vogeler, around 1895, age 23.At the time this photo was taken Heinrich Vogeler, an artist educated at Düsseldorf academy of arts, moved to Worpswede in lower Saxony, and bought a cottage there. This cottage became known as Barkenhoff  - birch tree cottage - because of the many birch trees he planted there. In Worpswede he became one of the central figures of an art colony of the same name; he painted and did illustrations in art nouveau style and decorated town hall of his native Bremen. But, his life was actually far from the idyll of Barkenhoff - he travelled to Ceylon in 1906 and then volunteered for military service in World War I, in 1914. He ended up on the Eastern front in 1915 and was sent to a mental hospital after he decided to make a personal appeal to the German Emperor to stop the war. After the war he became not only the Pacifist but also a Communist - he divorced his first wife and married another, with whom he emigrated to Russia ;) This, however, didn’t turn out as well as he imagined - in 1941 Soviet authorities had him deported to Kazakhstan, where he died a year later. Barkenhoff is now Heinrich Vogeler #museum  http://www.barkenhoff-stiftung.de/start.php

Artist Heinrich Vogeler, around 1895, age 23.

At the time this photo was taken Heinrich Vogeler, an artist educated at Düsseldorf academy of arts, moved to Worpswede in lower Saxony, and bought a cottage there. This cottage became known as Barkenhoff  - birch tree cottage - because of the many birch trees he planted there. In Worpswede he became one of the central figures of an art colony of the same name; he painted and did illustrations in art nouveau style and decorated town hall of his native Bremen. But, his life was actually far from the idyll of Barkenhoff - he travelled to Ceylon in 1906 and then volunteered for military service in World War I, in 1914. He ended up on the Eastern front in 1915 and was sent to a mental hospital after he decided to make a personal appeal to the German Emperor to stop the war. After the war he became not only the Pacifist but also a Communist - he divorced his first wife and married another, with whom he emigrated to Russia ;) This, however, didn’t turn out as well as he imagined - in 1941 Soviet authorities had him deported to Kazakhstan, where he died a year later. 

Barkenhoff is now Heinrich Vogeler #museum  
http://www.barkenhoff-stiftung.de/start.php

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