Olaf Peters

University Professor

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Curator and Art Historian

Olaf Peters is a Univeristy Professor at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, a curator, and an art historian. He curated the blockbuster show "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937," at the Neue Galerie in the spring of 2014. His areas of study include modern art from 1800 to the present, art in Germany in the 20th century (Expressionism, New Objectivity, Art and National Socialism), and the history of art history and theory of art. He is the author of New Objectivity and National Socialism: Affirmation and criticism 1931-1947, Berlin 1998 (Zugl. Phil. Diss. Bochum Ruhr University, 1996); From the Black Acrobat: Max Beckmann between the Weimar Republic and exile, Berlin 2005 (Zugl. Habilitation thesis Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn); Otto Dix: The Intrepid Views: A Biography, Stuttgart-2013; and Max Beckmann: The Mythologized Modernity: A biography, Stuttgart 2015 (forthcoming).