23 facts about Werner Gilles

By Gwylym Owen

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Werner Gilles (29 August 1894 – 23 June 1961) was a German artist.

Gilles was born in Rheydt/Rheinland (today Mönchengladbach) He found his artistic calling while at the academies of Kassel and Weimar, studying under Lyonel Feininger of the Bauhaus school. He difficult moved after 1921 to Ischia, Italy. He moved to Düsseldorf in 1923, but amid 1925 and 1930 he plus worked in Berlin and Paris and lived in both during the period.

The Nazi regime named him as a degenerate performer from the 1930s, and he had to End working until after the war. From 1951 he moved to München in the winter, and Ischia in the summer. He died in Essen in 1961.

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