Museum Ludwig, Cologne

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To­day the col­lec­tion of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig in­cludes the most sig­ni­f­i­cant trends of twen­ti­eth-cen­tu­ry and con­tem­po­rary art. The found­ing ca­dre of the col­lec­tion was pro­vid­ed by the Cologne lawy­er Josef Haubrich (1889–1961). In May 1946, di­rect­ly fol­low­ing World War II, he do­nat­ed to the Ci­ty of Cologne his col­lec­tion of Ex­pres­sion­ist art (Erich Heck­el, Karl Sch­midt-Rottluff, Ernst Lud­wig Kirch­n­er, Au­gust Macke, Ot­to Mueller) and other works of Clas­si­cal Mod­er­nism (Marc Cha­gall, Ot­to Dix). In Oc­to­ber 1946 a se­lec­tion of one hun­dred paint­ings was shown for the first time at the old Uni­ver­si­ty of Cologne. [source]