Collection: Max Burchartz   1887 - 1961 

Max Burchartz was the son of a fabric manufacturer, Otto Burchartz and his wife Maria. After his basic schooling he received training in his father's weaving mill and studied at a textile technical school as well as an art school. He studied advertising and art and in 1907 enroled at an art academy in Düsseldorf. He began experimenting with impressionism but left the academy to join the First World War.
After the War he withdrew to Blankenhain and resumed painting. His paintings reflected the quiet, rural life of Blankenhain, but maintained abstract influences.