Norbert Kricke (1922 — 1984)

Raumplastik , 1957
Painted steel
49,5 x 48 x 38 cm

1922 — Born November 30th in Düsseldorf

1946-47 — Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin

1947 — Studio in Düsseldorf

1949 — First „Raumplastiken“

1955 — Solo Exhibitions at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and in Istanbul

1957 — Solo Exhibition in Paris atGalerie Iris Clert.Kricke’s Team with Robert Adams and Yves Klein wins the competition for the design of the new Stadttheater, Gelsenkirchen

1958 — Prize of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago 1959 Collaboration with Walter Gropius for the University of Bagdad Participation at Documenta II, Kassel

1960 — Exhibition at Kunsthalle Bern, with Bernhard Luginbühl and Jean Tinguely

1961 — First solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York First solo
exhibition at Lefrebe Gallery, New York

1962 — Participation in „Art since 1950“ at the EXPO in Seatlle, USA, as the only German sculptor

1963 — Journey to Mexiko. Major Art Price of the federal state of Northrhine-Westphalia for sculpture

1964 — Solo exhibition in German Pavillon at the Venice Biennale Participation at Documenta III, Kassel
Professor at Staatliche Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf Participation at the exhibition „Painting and Sculpture of a decade 54 – 64“  at Tate Gallery, London

1965 — Large „Raumplastik“ in front of the County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Longer stay in the USA

1967 — Participation at „Dix Ans d’Art Vivant“, Fondation Maeght, St. Paul-de-Vence

1968 — Second solo exhibition at Lefrebe Gallery, New York

1969 — Exhibtion „Norbert Kricke and his students“ at Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn

1971 — Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Price of the city of Duisburg

1972 — Director of the Staatliche Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf

1984 — Dies June 28th in Düsseldorf