At one time, artists as famous as Otto Dix and Max Ernst belonged to the artists’ association that was “Das Junge Rheinland”. A great deal of research has already been conducted and published about these and other notable artists who belonged to the society, but even today not much is known about “Das Junge Rheinland” as a group – quite the contrary, indeed the society has largely fallen into oblivion. The aim of a research project funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and headed up by art historian Andrea von Hülsen-Esch (HHU Düsseldorf) is now to investigate the artists’ association and to bring it back to public attention. To this end and to mark the society’s 100th anniversary, the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf devoted an exhibition (7.2. - 2.6.2019) to it, in which the results of the current research were also included.
Prof. Dr. Andrea von Hülsen-Esch
Gisela Graichen und Peter Prestel