The Munich Artists’ Cooperative in the post-war period
The exhibition “‘Divinely Gifted’. National Socialism’s Favoured Artists in the Federal Republic” shows that the post-war careers of “divinely gifted” artists contradict the image of an art-political fresh start in the Federal Republic after 1945. Other artists who had also been successful in the “Third Reich” but were not on the list were often not inclined to break away from the artistic continuities of the Nazi period. Art historian Anke Gröner demonstrates this using the example of members of the Münchner Künstlergenossenschaft, or Munich Artists’ Cooperative.