German-Danish, 1867 –1956. Emil Nolde was a well-known painter and printmaker famous for his impressionist artworks. Nolde was the first 20th-century watercolor and oil painter who explored color. The prominent intaglio painter was mainly associated with the Die Brücke group of German expressionist artists. Born in Germany, Nolde belonged to a family of farmers. His family wanted him to be a farmer. However, the artist was more interested in wood carving. The draftsman and furniture carver later took on printmaking and painting as a permanent profession. His prints and paintings often depict landscapes, folklore, flora, and fauna. The use of rough-hewn mark-making and vibrant colors in Emil Nolde's work are influenced by Vincent van Gogh's artworks. The themes of Nolde’s gestural paintings involve biblical scenes, floral motifs, and urban nightlife. They are well-known for their psychological strength and carry Primitivism traces. Examples of his printmaking depict the rich use of textures and tones, the result of his unique copperplate treatments. The artists died at the age of 88 in Seebüll in Germany. His artworks are part of permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Kunstmuseum Basel. Today, many of Emil Nolde's artworks are available at auction across prime auction houses. Paintings from the Sonnenblumen series are a few famous Emil Nolde artworks for sale with leading art dealers.