Hann Trier (1915—1999)

Hann Trier

Doppelgänger III, 1990
Egg tempera on canvas
162 x 130 cm

Biografie

1915 — born in Düsseldorf-Kaiserswerth

1919—34 — Childhood in Cologne

1934—38 — Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf (state exams in Berlin)

1939—41 — Military service

1941—44 — technical draftsman in Berlin

1944—45 — Military service

1950 — 7th Blevin-Davis Prize in Munich; 2. Ströher Award

1951 — 4. Prize for colored graphics; Prize of the Olympic Committee for Graphics

1952—55 — lives in Medellín (Colombia), travels to Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico and Yucatan

1955 — lives in New York and travels throughout the USA; Return to Germany

1955/56 — Guest lecturer at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg

1957 — Appointed to the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin (until 1980)

1960 — Art Prize of the City of Darmstadt

1962 — Grand Prix of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

1966 — Art Prize of the City of Berlin

1967 — Art Prize of the City of Cologne

Since 1967 — Atelier in Tuscany

1972 — Finishes the large ceiling painting in Schloß Charlottenburg, Berlin

1974 — Design of the second ceiling painting in Schloß Charlottenburg, Berlin

1978/79 — Ceiling and wall painting in the library of the philosophical seminar at the University of Heidelberg

1977/80 — Preliminary work and execution of the free hanging ceiling painting of the town hall  in Cologne

1984 — Execution of the ceiling painting in the dining room of the residence of the ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany at the Holy Chair in Rome

1985/86 — Large wall painting for the new Wallraf-Richartz Museum / Museum Ludwig in Cologne

1989/90 — Wall painting for the reopened Von der Heydt Museum in Wuppertal

1989 — Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

1990 — Honorary Medal of the University of Heidelberg; Stefan-Lochner-Medal of the City of Cologne

1996 — Founding of Kunststiftung Hann Trier

1999 — Hann Trier dies in Tuscany