Paula Modersohn-Becker was a German painter and one of the most important representatives of early expressionism.
In 1908 Rainer Maria Rilke wrote the renowned poem “Requiem for a Friend” in memory of Paula Modersohn-Becker.
In 1988 a stamp with the portrait of Paula Modersohn-Becker was issued in the series Women in German history by the German post-office authority Deutsche Bundespost.
In a brief career, cut short by postpartum embolism at the age of 31, she created a number of groundbreaking images of great intensity. She is becoming recognized as the first female painter to paint nude self-portraits.
Top 10 Paula Modersohn-Becker Paintings:
Girl with child(1902)