Emil Schumacher (1912—1999)

Emil Schumacher

G-40/1982, 1982
Mixed media on wrapping paper
83 x 62 cm


1912 — Born August 29th in Hagen.

1932—1935 — Studies at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Dortmund.

1939—1945 — Drafted into the German military. Military service in Hagen.

1941 — Marries Ursula Klapprott. Birth of their son Ulrich.

1947 — Founding member of the artist group „junger westen“.

1948 — Art prize of the city of Recklinghausen.

1958—1960 — Professor at the University of Visual Arts in Hamburg.

1966—1977 — Professor at the  State Academy of Visual Arts in Karlsruhe.

1967—1968 — Visiting scholar at the Minneapolis School of Art.

1968 — Member of the Academy of Art in Berlin. Awarded with the Great Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

1982 — Awarded the Medal „Pour le Mérite“.

1985 — Guest of honour at Villa Massimo, Rom.

1987 — Honorary citizen of the city Hagen.

1991 — Visiting scholar at Concorso Superiore Internazionale des Disegno de Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como.

1992 — Awarded honorary doctorate of the University Dortmund.

1999 — Member of the Saxony Academy of Art in Dresden.

1999 — Dies October 4th in San José, Ibiza.