Dancing Girl
Emil Nolde (German, 1867-1956)
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Nolde worked in a furniture factory, then became an art student and studied briefly in Paris in 1899. His first one-man exhibit in Dresden in 1905 brought him to the attention of the Brücke artists, and in 1906 he joined their group for a brief period. Nolde was honored by a major retrospective in 1927, but ten years later the Nazis declared his art "degenerate" and confiscated more than 1,000 of his works. Forbidden to paint in 1941, he secretly painted small watercolors, which he named his "unpainted pictures."


  • Artist Name: Emil Nolde (German, 1867-1956)
  • Title: Dancing Girl
  • Date: 1911
  • Medium: Watercolor on tan wove paper
  • Dimensions: 11-3/4 x 8-7/8 in. (29.8 x 22.5 cm)
  • Credit Line: Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
  • Accession Number: P.1953.298
  • Copyright: © Nolde Stiftung Seebüll

Object Information

Galka Scheyer, by 1924, donated by the estate to;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, 1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum.

From Europe to California: Galka Scheyer and the Avant-Garde

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2003-05-16 to 2003-10-13

German Expressionist Exhibition

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1988-05-19 to 1989-06-18


  • Los Angeles, Hollywood Gallery of Modern Art (Lorser Feitelson), 1935 to ?-

European Modernists

  • Los Angeles, California School of Fine Arts, 1927-04 to ?-

Thirty European Modernists

  • Oakland Art Gallery, 1928-01-04 to 1928-01-29
  • The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection, Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena, 1976, no. 422 p. 151
  • Barnett, Vivian Endicott, The Blue Four Collection at the Norton Simon Museum, 2002, no. 398 pp. 393-394

Additional Artwork by Artist

Egyptian Woman II Emil Nolde 1910
Flowers in a Vase Emil Nolde c. 1930
Head in Profile Emil Nolde 1919

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