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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

 

Walter Stöhrer Art For Sale

Walter Stöhrer Gouache Untitled IV 1994
Walter Stöhrer Gouache Untitled IV 1994
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Walter Stöhrer Gouache Untitled II 1994
Walter Stöhrer Gouache Untitled II 1994
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Walter Stöhrer Drawing Untitled IX 1995
Walter Stöhrer Drawing Untitled IX 1995
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Walter Stöhrer Drawing Untitled VIII 1995
Walter Stöhrer Drawing Untitled VIII 1995
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Walter Stöhrer Gouache Untitled VI 1994
Walter Stöhrer Gouache Untitled VI 1994
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Walter Stöhrer Gouache Untitled V 1994
Walter Stöhrer Gouache Untitled V 1994
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Walter Stöhrer Gouache Untitled III 1994
Walter Stöhrer Gouache Untitled III 1994
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Walter Stöhrer Gouache Untitled I 1994
Walter Stöhrer Gouache Untitled I 1994
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Walter Stöhrer Drawing Untitled X 1995
Walter Stöhrer Drawing Untitled X 1995
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Walter Stöhrer prices

Artist: Title: Price: Type: Size: Edition: Handsigned: Numbered: Date:
Walter Stöhrer o.T. I 4500 Euro Unique 23.30 x 16.53 in   yes no 16.07.2019
Walter Stöhrer o.T. II 4500 Euro Unique 23.30 x 16.53 in   yes no 16.07.2019
Walter Stöhrer o.T. III 4500 Euro Unique 23.30 x 16.53 in   yes no 16.07.2019
Walter Stöhrer o.T. IV 4500 Euro Unique 23.30 x 16.53 in   yes no 16.07.2019
Walter Stöhrer o.T. V 4500 Euro Unique 23.30 x 16.53 in   yes no 16.07.2019
Walter Stöhrer o.T. VI 4500 Euro Unique 23.30 x 16.53 in   yes no 16.07.2019
Walter Stöhrer o.T. VII 2200 Euro Unique 11.22  x 15.35 in   yes no 16.07.2019
Walter Stöhrer o.T. VIII 2200 Euro Unique 17.71  x 12.20 in   yes no 16.07.2019
Walter Stöhrer o.T. IX 2200 Euro Unique 13.78 x 9.84 in   yes no 16.07.2019
Walter Stöhrer o.T. X 2200 Euro Unique 8.66 x 13.77 in   yes no 16.07.2019
Walter Stöhrer Die Bewegung der Zähne 290 Euro Original print 22.2 x 15.5 in limited edition of 30 yes yes 16.07.2019

 

Biography

Walter Stöhrer was born in Stuttgart on January 15, 1937. His childhood was marked by the consequences of the Second World War. His family moved several times until they finally found their permanent home in Karlsruhe. There, after his school career, Stöhrer began an apprenticeship as a commercial artist with the company Werbe-Blum in 1952. He completed this as a journeyman in 1954.

Two years later, Stöhrer was accepted at the Art Academy in Karlsruhe. At first, he again devoted himself to commercial art in the class of Hans Gaensslen. After a year, however, he turned away from this field for the time being and switched to the class of HAP Griesbacher, who taught free painting. Together with his fellow students, who included artists such as Horst Antes, Hans Baschang, and Fritz Genkinger, he opposed the style of abstraction that prevailed in the 1950s. With his figurative works of this period, Stöhrer was one of the pioneers of the so-called New Figuration.

In 1959 he broke off his studies early and moved to Berlin. In the following years he was inspired by the works of well-known contemporaries, such as Jackson Pollock and Pierre Alechinsky, as well as by art styles, such as Surrealism and Art Brut. Accordingly, his work cannot be clearly categorized into one style. His works are an interplay of writings, abstraction and figuration, drawing and painting.

As early as 1961, Stöhrer's distinctive works were presented to the public in a first solo exhibition in the cellar gallery of the castle in Darmstadt. One year later followed his first award with the German Youth Art Prize in Stuttgart. As a member of the Deutscher Künstlerbund, Stöhrer participated in their annual exhibitions in 1964 and 1971. In the years that followed, his works were honored with numerous other awards and shown in numerous national as well as international exhibitions. The Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf and the Saarland-Museum in Saarbrücken dedicated two retrospectives to his works as early as 1984.

In the 1980s he began teaching at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Thus, in 1981 he was appointed as a visiting professor for one year and finally received a full professorship in 1986. In the meantime, he became a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin in 1984. During the time off from his studies he lived in Scholderup near Schleswig.

In November 1999, five months before his death, Stöhrer and Hanne Forstbauer founded the Walter Stöhrer Foundation, which is located in Scholderup and functions as an archive and collection. On April 10, 2000, the artist and graphic designer died in the same place.

 

Exhibitions

  • 08.05.202 – 18.01.2023 Rendezvous mit der Figur - Galerie Schlichtenmaier, SCHLOSS – DÄTZINGEN.
  • 10.11.21 - 27.02.22 Perspektivwechsel. Kunst nach 1945 aus den Sammlungen der Kunsthallen Lübeck und Rostock – Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck.
  • 24.09.21 - 30.01.22 Sammlung Miessl – Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt.
  • 19.09.21 - 14.11.21 Das Ensemble schreibt das Stück. 70 Jahre heute - Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen.
  • 14.08.20 - 04.01.21 Gezeichnete Stadt. Arbeiten auf Papier 1945 bis heute - Berlinische Galerie, Berlin.
  • 22.02.20 - 22.03.20 „…weggenommen, was zu sehen sein soll“ - Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth e.V., Bodenburg.
  • 29.10.19 - 01.03.20 Deine Kunst: The Condition of Being Art – Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg.
  • 19.10.19 - 23.02.20 Michael Müller. "DEINE KUNST" The Conditions of Being Art (oder der Amateur) Dritte Fassung - Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg.
  • 09.11.19 - 14.12.19 Walter Stöhrer - Intrapsychischer Realismus - Galerie Georg Nothelfer, Berlin.
  • 29.06.2019 - 31.08.2019 ACCROCHAGE. Bilder, Skulpturen, Objekte, Zeichnungen - Georg Nothelfer, Berlin.
  • 13.01.2018 - 10.03.2018 Walter Stöhrer - Großformatige Leinwände und Arbeiten auf Papier - Galerie Schrade, Karlsruhe.
  • 02.12.2017 - 13.01.2018 Walter Stöhrer / Syntax ist ein Vermögen der Seele - Galerie Schlichtenmaier, Stuttgart.
  • 16.09.2017 - 04.02.2018 Auf unbekanntem Terrain. Landschaft in der Kunst nach 1945 - Museum für Aktuelle Kunst - Sammlung Hurrle, Durbach.
  • 17.03.2017 - 17.05.2017 Walter Stöhrer. Wie es ist - Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Berlin.
  • 15.07.2016 - 18.09.2016 Walter Stöhrer. Black Man - Museum Wiesbaden.
  • 11.09.2015 - 10.01.2016 Von Hockney bis Holbein. Die Sammlung Würth in Berlin - Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin.
  • 03.10.2014 - 29.03.2015 Von Ackermann bis Zabotin - ZKM | Karlsruhe.
  • 07.07.2012 - 07.10.2012 Walter Stöhrer. Der Mensch ist ein AUGENTIER - Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe.

 

Awards

  • 1962: German Art Prize of the Youth, Stuttgart.
  • 1964: German Critics' Prize for the Visual Arts.
  • 1971: Will-Grohmann-Prize of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin
  • 1976: Art Prize Berlin, Berlin.
  • 1977: Villa-Romana-Prize, Florence.
  • 1980: Art Prize of the Böttcherstraße in Bremen.
  • 1982: Art Prize of the city Nordhorn.
  • 1995: Hans-Molfenter-Prize, Stuttgart.
  • 1999: Jerg-Ratgeb-Prize, Reutlingen.
  • 2000: Art Prize of the Schleswig-Holstein Economy, Schleswig.

 

Literature

  • Black Man: das Jahr 1977 im Werk von Walter Stöhrer, exhibition catalog, Roman Zieglgänsberger (Publ.), Cologne 2016.
  • Walter Stöhrer - die Skizzenbücher, exhibition catalog, Walter-Stöhrer-Stiftung (Publ.), Berlin 2012.
  • Zum 75. Geburtstag von Walter Stöhrer, Walter-Stöhrer-Stiftung (Publ.), Eckernförde 2012.
  • Walter Stöhrer - Kraftfelder, exhibition catalog, Walter Smerling & Eva Müller-Remmert (Publ.), Berlin 2010.
  • Walter Stöhrer - Radierarbeit, Walter-Stöhrer-Stiftung (Publ.), Berlin 2008.
  • Walter Stöhrer: Werkverzeichnis der Malerei 1957 - 1999, Walter-Stöhrer-Stiftung (Publ.), Berlin 2008.
  • Walter Stöhrer: Radierung und Malerei, Ulrike Gauss (Publ.), Stuttgart 2005.

 

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