Gramatté, Walter

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Gramatté, Walter Gender: M
Walter Eduard Gramatté
born on 8 January 1897 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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Walter Gramatté (1929)


German expressionist painter who specialized in magic realism, often painting with a mystical view of nature. He worked in Berlin, Hamburg, and Hiddensee. Many of his works were inspired by his experiences in the First World War and his illness.

In 1920, he married the Russian pianist, Sonia Fridman and became associated with Die Brücke, a group of Expressionist artists.

Despite his weak health, he travelled extensively, visiting France, Italy and Spain. He spent a great deal of time at the spa in Hiddensee and was hospitalized on several occasions, dying on 9 February 1929, aged 32, of intestinal tuberculosis.

His works were classified as "Degenerate art" by the Nazi government in 1933 and were not exhibited again until after the war.

A special exhibition of his paintings, Rediscovered: Walter Gramatté 1897-1929, took place in Hamburg's Ernst Barlach Haus from 26 October 2008 to 1 February 2009.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1920 (Sonia Fridman)
  • Death by Disease 9 February 1929 (Intestinal tuberculosis, age 32)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.


  • Traits : Body : Constitution sensitive
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Travel
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Intestinal tuberculosis)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Associated with "Die Brücke")