The man who said: “What an artist learns matters little. What he himself discovers has a real worth for him, and gives him the necessary incitement to work.” was born on August 7, 1867, in Denmark. He was a German-Danish painter and printmaker and one of the first Expressionists. He was also one of the first oil painting and watercolor painters of the early 20th century to explore color. Nolde lived and worked until April, 1956.