Poul Gernes

Poul Gernes was born 1925 in Kopenhagen. Following his schooling as a lithographer, he began as an autodidact of painting, designed prototypes for lamps, furniture and tapestries. In 1961 he founded the Eks-skolen (experimental school of art) with the art historian Troels Andersen. Since the seventies he has embellished over 80 building interiors with his concepts of colour. Following his death in 1996, his works became known to a wider public outside of Denmark.

 

Exhibitions and Distinctions (Selection)

2007
Documenta 12, Kassel

2005
Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg

2002
Retrospective at the Braunschweig Art Association

1996
Claushom Castle, Jutland (Denmark)

1995
Art Centre, Kopenhagen

1995—1991
Professorship at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts

1985
Danish House, Paris

1968—1976
Colourful interiors for the Herlev Hospital

1965—1966
First of many state work-grants

1960
First exhibition at Hybler Gallery, Kopenhagen

 

Literature (Selection)

Poul Gernes—continued, ed. by Ben Kaufmann, Berlin 2007
Favernes medicin (The Medicine of Colours), ed. by Paul Gernes and Copenhagen University Hospital at Herlev, Valby 2003
Poul Gernes—Arbeiten aus den Jahren 1969 bis 1996, ed. by Kunstverein
Braunschweig 2002