BORN 23 Apr 1884, Berlin - DIED 26 Jan 1981, Berlin|
BIRTH NAME Richter, Heinrich C.
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dritte Schöneberger Friedhof, Stubenrauchstraße 43-45 (36-110 (ehemaliges Ehrengrab))
Heinrich Richter studied a the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. He was expelled after he exhibited at the Berlin Secession without permission. In 1910 he was one of the founders of the Neue Secession, together with Max Pechstein, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Christian Rohlfs. This group existed until 1914. In 1918 he co-founded the Novembergruppe. For the expressionist magazine "Der Sturm" he created woodcuts and in 1919 he was co-founder of the Arbeitsrats für Kunst that was first presided by Walter Gropius.
From 1916 to 1945 he created installations and building for film productions. He worked with directors like F.W. Murnau, Alexander Korda and Erich Engel. For the actress Rosa Valetti he designed stage sets. In 1933 his work was denounced as degenerate by the nazis and shown at the Entartete Kunst exhibition in 1937. After the war he created decoration for the Theater an der Nollendorfplatz in Berlin. He worked as a painter until old age.
worked for Murnau, Friedrich Wilhelm
cooperated with Pechstein, Max
cooperated with Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl