BORN 31 Jan 1891, Bromberg, Pommern (now: Bydgoszcz) - DIED 29 Dec 1972, Berlin|
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedhof Heerstrasse, Trahkener Allee 1, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (Feld II-UR 10-7-2 (ehemaliges Ehrengrab))
Erich Buchholz war Volksshullehrer (highschool teacher) until he decided to become a painter. He studied with Lovis Corinth and produced his first abstract works around 1918.
In 1921 he had a solo exhibition at gallery Der Sturm in Berlin. He met with Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, EI Lissitzky and others and this led to the Konstruktivismus und Suprematismus exhibition at the Van Diemen gallery in Berlin.
From 1923 onwards he turned his attention to architecture. In 195 he left Berlin and went to live in the country. After the nazis came to power he was arrested several times and no longer permitted to work. In 1945 he started painting again.
was pupil to Corinth, Lovis