Markus Lüpertz

Markus Lüpertz was born 1941 in Liberec, Bohemia. From 1956—1963 he studied at the Werkkunstschule Krefeld and the Academy of Arts, Düsseldorf, where he was director from 1988 to 2009. Markus Lüpertz works as a painter, graphic artist, sculptor, poet and set designer and is considered to be one of the most influential of Germany’s contemporary artists. He works in Berlin, Karlsruhe, Düsseldorf and Florence.

 

Exhibitions and Distinctions (Selection)

2009
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn

2005
Erection of Mozart sculpture in Salzburg

2003—2005
Completion of stained glass window in parish church, Cologne

2003
Julio-Gonzáles-Prize of the Valencia Monarchy

1991
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

1990
Lovis-Corinth-Prize of the Esslingen art-guild

1983
Musée d'art Moderne, Straßburg

1982
Documenta 7, Kassel

1981
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1977
Kunsthalle Hamburg; Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Kunsthalle Bern

1976
Professorship at the Karlsruhe Academy of Arts

1973
First individual museum exhibition at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

1970
Villa Romana Prize, Florence

1962
Founding of self-help gallery Großgörschen 35, with Bernd Koberling and Karl Horst Hödike

 

Literature (Selection)

Markus Lüpertz—Hauptwege und Nebenwege, Bilder und Skulpturen1963—2009, ed. by Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, 2009

Markus Lüpertz, Siegfried Gohr, Cologne, 2002

Markus Lüpertz—Druckgraphik.Werkverzeichnis 1960—1990, ed. by James Hofmaier, Stuttgart, 1991

Markus Lüpertz—Bilder Gouachen und Zeichnungen 1967—1973, Siegfried Gohr, Berlin, 1986

Markus Lüpertz—Bilder 1970—1983, ed. by Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover, 1983