Nebel, Otto

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Nebel, Otto Gender: M
Otto Wilhelm Ernst Nebel
born on 25 December 1892 at 08:15 (= 08:15 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 04°02' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 14°08 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 03°23'


German-Swiss abstract expressionist painter and poet who co-founded the artist group Der Krater in 1923 together with Hilla von Rebay and Rudolf Bauer.

Nebel spent World War I on the German Eastern and Western Fronts. In 1918, during his 14-month war imprisonment in Colsterdale, England, he wrote his expressionistic poem Zuginsfeld, a 6,000-verse work condemning the war. In 1919, he returned to Berlin and became friends with Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Georg Muche, Kurt Schwitters, and their art. He joined the circle around Herwarth Walden and his wife Nell Walden.

Nebel married Hildegard Heitmeyer, the assistant of Gertrud Grunow, in 1924. He met Hildegard at the Bauhaus in Weimar. They stayed in Weimar until 1925 where they painted, wrote poems and acted. In 1933, when the National Socialists disparaged his work as degenerate art, he left Germany for Switzerland, first in Muntelier, and later in Bern. Nebel had financial problems because he was not allowed to work in Switzerland. Thanks to the effort of Kandinsky, he could regularly sell some of his paintings to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation between 1936 and 1951. The German Federal Republic awarded Nebel the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1965.

He died on 12 September 1973 in Bern, Switzerland, aged 80.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Kandinsky, Wassily (born 4 December 1866 Jul.Cal. (16 Dec 1866 greg.))
  • friend relationship with Klee, Paul (born 18 December 1879)


  • Relationship : Marriage 1924 (Hildegard Heitmeyer)
  • Work : Prize 1965 (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth record.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 80)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter, printmaker)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany)