Paula Modersohn – Becker – Stiftung

Courtesy Paula Modersohn-Becker Stiftung und Museen Böttcherstraße, Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen

In 1978, the artist’s daughter Tille Modersohn (1907–1998) founded the Paula Modersohn-Becker-Stiftung. She donated her part of the estate, consisting of more than 50 paintings, ca. 500 drawings – partly in sketchbooks – and etchings, to the foundation. It is the purpose of the foundation to preserve the estate of Paula Modersohn-Becker and to enhance the knowledge of the artist by researching and cataloguing her complete works, publishing the catalogues raisonnés and participating in exhibitions.

The paintings, drawings and prints of the foundation are shown and stored in the Kunsthalle Bremen and in the Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum of the Museen Böttcherstraße together with their own possessions. These three Institutions own the major part of the artist’s oeuvre. Their more than 100 paintings and 700 drawings provide a unique insight into the work of a great loner at the beginning of modern art.