ARTISTS / Art after 1945
Fred Thieler

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Fred Thieler
around 1981 at Potsdamer Platz Photo: Gabriele Thieler
1916born in Königsberg
1936-41studied medicine
1946-50studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich
 member of the group "ZEN 49
1951-53Stay in Paris, studies in "Atelier 17" with Stanley William Hayter
 contacts with Hartung, Poliakoff and Soulages
1953Member of the "Neue Gruppe München" and the "Deutscher Künstlerbund
1959Professorship at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts
1959/64Participation in documenta II and documenta III
1967Participation in the World Exhibition in Montreal, German Pavilion
1972/73Visiting professor at the College of Art and Design, Minneapolis
1979-84Vice President of the International Association of Art, Paris
1980-83Vice President of the Academy of Arts, Berlin
1982Participation in the "Symposium Informell" in the Modern Gallery of the Saarland Museum in Saarbrücken
1985Lovis Corinth Prize, Regensburg
1999died in Berlin
 Solo exhibitions (selection)
2006Fred Thieler - Homage on the occasion of his 90th birthday, Haus der Commerzbank am Pariser Platz, Berlin,
1999In memoriam - Fred Thieler (1916-1999), Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
1992Municipal Collection, Schweinfurt, Germany
1991Fred Thieler - Dialogue with Color, Kunsthalle in Emden, Henri Nannen Foundation, Emden, Germany
Daniel Pöppelmann House, Herford, Germany
Municipal Collections, Schweinfurt, Germany
Märkisches Museum of the City of Witten, Germany
1990Graphisches Kabinett im Westend, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
 Group exhibitions (selection)
2013AUSDERZEIT, Art of the 50s and 60s from the Ströher Collection, Villa Schöningen Potsdam, Germany
2012Zauberspiegel - The Collection after 1945, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
The Look. The Word. The Gesture., RLB Kunstbrücke, Innsbruck, Austria
2011 - 2012Private Passions - Kunsthalle looks behind the scenes of private art collections in Mannheim, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
Phenomenon INFORMEL Pioneers, Border Crossers, Transients, Museum of Contemporary Art - Hurrle Collection Durbach, Germany
2011Fred Thieler - Works on Canvas and Paper 1952 - 1996, Kunsthalle Schweinfurt, Germany
Art in Berlin 1880-1980 - New Collection Presentation, 2011, Berlinische Galerie, State Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture, Berlin, Germany
Beautiful Views - Reopening of the Neue Galerie, Permanent Exhibition, Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany
2010 - 201125 Years! - Henri Nannen Collection and Surprise Guests, Kunsthalle in Emden, Henri and Eske Nannen Foundation, Emden, Germany
2010Cruise & Callas, Against Form. Informel 1954-2010, Berlin, Germany
Märkisches Museum, Reencounter - New Presentation of the Collection, Witten, Germany
museum kunst palast, Le grand Geste! - Informel and Abstract Expressionism, 1946 -1964, Düsseldorf, Germany
2009Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, German Informel, Stuttgart, Germany
2008Berlinische Galerie, Graphic Art in Light, Berlin, Germany
Museum Morsbroich, Gold Leaf - Masterpieces of the Graphic Collection of Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
2007Berlinische Galerie, Insights - Private Collection Piepenbrock, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Schlichtenmaier, Informel - a world language, Grafenau, Germany
2006Berlinische Galerie, Bernd Koberling - Fred Thieler Prize 2006, Berlin, Germany
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Full House, Mannheim, Germany
Museum of the City of Ratingen, Impulse - Informel and ZERO, Ratingen, Germany
2005Berlinische Galerie, Günter Umberg - Fred Thieler Prize 2005, Berlin, Germany
Art Collection Chemnitz, Schrift. Sign. Gesture, Chemnitz, Germany
1993Museum of the City of Greifswald, German Informel, Greifswald, Germany
Städtische Galerie Haus Seel, `68-Art and Culture, Siegen, Germany
Tutesall, Abstakte Kunst heute, Positions in Berlin, Goethe-Institut, Luxembourg
Städtische Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Art after 1945, Chemnitz, Germany
Bauhaus, '68 - Art and Culture, Dessau, Germany
Albertinum, >abstrakt<, German Artists' Association, Dresden, Germany
Academy of Arts, Academy 1993, Berlin, Germany
Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst, Etta and Otto Stangl Collection: From Klee to Poliakoff, Munich, Germany
 Public Collections
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Municipal Gallery Wolfsburg
Berlin Gallery
Chelsea Art Museum, New York
Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen
Kunsthalle Bremen
Kunstpalais City of Erlangen
Landesmuseum Mainz
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Museum of NonObjective Art, Otterndorf
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Museum Villa Haiss, Zell am Harmersbach
For Fred Thieler painting was a field of experimentation. His paintings, fascinating abstract pictorial worlds, arise spontaneously in continuous dialogue with color. His preference is, in addition to the red, especially the color blue, which he often contrasts with black and / or white differentiated.
Fred Thieler: "Painting means for me to register the experience analogies and differences and to bring a product to emergence, which - released from the painting process - for the viewer as for the painter himself as a reflection of human Daseinserlebnisses presents and offers. Thus, 'painting' appears to me a process whose essence is explorative doing - explorative doing as a result of open analyses."
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