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The German artist Walter Stöhrer is said to be one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. After finishing school, he underwent a training as a commercial artist and subsequently studied at the Kunstakademie Karlsruhe under HAP Grieshaber together with Horst Antes. After his studies, he moved to Berlin and obtained a guest professorship at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin that turned into a full professorship in 1986. While he was still alive, the Walter-Stöhrer-foundation with archive and collection was founded in 1999.

  • Born: 15 January 1937
  • Place of birth: Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
  • Died on: 10 April 2000
  • Nationality: German
  • Studied at: Training as commercial artist, Kunstakademie Karlsruhe
  • Teacher: HAP Grieshaber
  • Era: Contemporary art
  • Stylistic direction: Informal art, tachism movement, new figuration movement