(1905—1976)

Fritz Winter

Fritz Winter

1905 — Born September 22nd in Altenbögge.
1919 — Apprenticeship as electric locksmith.
1927-1930 — Studies at Bauhaus in Weimar.
1928 — Aquaintance with Naum Gabo.
1929 — First visit to Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Davos.
1931 — Teacher at the Academy for Pedagogy Halle. First abstract paintings.
1933 — Moves to Allach near Munich with Margarete Schreiber-Rüffer and her son Klaus-Dieter Schreiber.
1936 — The family moves to Diessen near lake Ammer. Winter is accepted in the Reich Chamber of Culture as an artisan.
1937 — Occupational ban.
1939-45 — Military service in Russia.
1944 — Winter is wounded and is taken to a hospital. The series “Triebkräfte der Erde” evolves between September 1942 and spring 1944.
1946-49 — Prisoner of War in Russia.
1949 — Founding member of the “Zen 49” group in Munich.
1950 — II. Biennale prize, Venedig. Aquaintance with Hans Hartung and Pierre Soulages.
1951 — Awarded the prize of the German Artists’ Federation Berlin and the Domnick prize, Stuttgart.
1953 — Marries Margarete Schreiber-Rüffer. Guest lecturer at the State Academy of Art in Hamburg.
1955 — Professor at the Adademie für Visual Arts in Karlsruhe.
1958 — Death of his wife Margarete.
1959 — Winter marries Waltraud Schreiber, Margarete’s daughter from her first marriage.
1969 — Awarded the Great Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
1974 — Death of his second wife. Founding of the Fritz-Winter-Foundation, München.
1976 — Winter dies on October 1st in Herrsching near Lake Ammer.

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