Otto Freundlich

German 🇩🇪 1878 - 1943

Otto Freundlich was a Jewish Germany painter and sculptor. He is an early abstract artist, and worked alongside contemporaries such as Pablo Picasso and Max Ernst. He organized the first Dada exhibition in Cologne, Germany in 1919. A lot of his innovative sculptures were destroyed during the reign of the Nazis. He was murdered at Majdanek Concentration Camp.

Freundlich had a utopian vision involving sculptures filling the streets of cities. This vision, as well as his other under-appreciated works, were explored in the 2012 documentary It Takes Time.