Johannes Molzahn (Duisburg, 21 May 1892–Munich, 31 December 1965) was a German artist.
Johannes Ernst Ludwig Molzahn was born 21 May 1892 in Duisburg. He learned drawing and photography, but later concentrated on painting. 1908-1914 he stayed in Switzerland. Molzahn became acquainted with Herwarth Walden, Walter Gropius, Theo van Doesburg and El Lissitzky. He was a member of the Arbeitsrat für Kunst. After World War I he worked as a graphic designer and through intervention of Bruno Taut became a graphics teacher in Magdeburg. He was forbidden to work by the Nazis in 1933 and fired. Eight of his works were shown in the exhibition of entartete Kunst in 1937.
Notes and references
- "Molzahn, Johann (Johannes) Ernst Ludwig". Retrieved 13 Oct 2012.
- "Johannes Molzahn - Moderne Kunst - Galerie der Rekorde - VAN-HAM Kunstauktionen". Retrieved 13 Oct 2012.
- Works by Johannes Molzahn at MoMA