Paul Citroen

Biography

Paul Citroen (1896-1983) was a German-born Dutch artist. He was both a Dadaist painter and a Bauhaus style photographer. He was mainly influenced by his notable teachers, artists Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinksy. He is most known for his work Metropolis and his postage stamps.

His photographs are on a matte surface and are 0.168 millimeters thick, which is thinner than most single-weight papers in the Walther Collection. Analysis shows that the photographic paper was made between 1915 and 1927.

His works are part of numerous public collections, including: Museum of Modern Art (New York), Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago), Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (the Haag), and Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam).