Hermann Glöckner

(1889 - 1987)

Hermann Glöckner dissolved the strict boundaries of genres early on, made everyday objects artistic, playfully jumped between surface and space, between painting and sculpture. Glöckner belongs to the generation that shows a historical continuity in European art, that directly connects post-war art with modern art and reaches into the present. (E.W., J.D.)

LITERATURE: - Hermann Glöckner, Die Tafeln 1919-1985 (catalog raisonné), edited by Hermann Glöckner Archiv, Dresden 1992. - Glöckner. Paintings and drawings. 1904-1945 (catalog raisonné), Dresden 2010.

Vita

1889
born in Dresden
1903
attending the Leipzig Vocational School
1904 - 1907
apprenticeship as draftsman for textiles, parallel evening studies at Dresden School of Arts and Crafts
1910
working as a freelance artist
1914 - 1918
war service
1920
Marriage to Frieda Paetz
1923 - 1924
attendance at the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden
1927
first solo exhibition in Berlin, which was also shown in Stuttgart, Hanover, Cologne, Mannheim and Dresden in the following year
1930 - 1937
creation of his "panel work"
1930
to make a living together with his wife he designs walls on buildings
1932
member of the Dresden Secession
1935
first three-dimensional work ("folding of a rectangle")
1945
destruction of home and studio
1945 - 1948
member of the artist group "der ruf"
1946
moves to the artist's house Dresden-Loschwitz
1948 - 1967
further execution of design on buildings
1948
2nd exhibition "der ruf" with Ernst Wilhelm Nay and Karl Otto Götz, among others.
1968
first solo exhibition in the GDR
1969
anniversary exhibition on the occasion of his 80th birthday at the Kupferstichkabinett (graphic collection) Dresden
participation in the Biennale of Constructivist Art in Nuremberg
1979
art award of the city of Dresden
1984
exhibition on the occasion of the 95th birthday in the Kupferstichkabinett (graphic collection) Dresden, catalog of the complete collection is published
1986
honorary member of the German Artists' Association
1987
died in West-Berlin