ARTISTS / Modern art
Hermann Glöckner

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1889born in Cotta near Dresden
1904-07Apprenticeship as a pattern draftsman for textiles in Dresden
1906-23Attends the evening department of the School of Arts and Crafts, courses in nature study
1910Beginning of freelance artistic activity
1911unsuccessful efforts to gain admission to the Dresden Art Academy
1915military service
1920Acquaintance with Dr. Felix Bondi, privy councillor of justice, chairman of the Dresden Museum Society; there also meets with Hölzel, Kandinsky and Klee, among others
1923Studies at the Dresden Academy; travels to Munich
1926Attempts constructive construction of drawings and paintings
1927Admission to the German Artists' Association
1929Summer stay in Voitsdorf; first "roof pictures" with Cubist echoes
1930elementary-constructive forms and materials
1935Model of the "Spatial Folding" of a rectangle as the first three-dimensional formulation of surface division
1946Move to the Künstlerhaus Dresden-Loschwitz
1952Glöckner maintains contacts with the West
1956Visits Picasso exhibition in Hamburg; travels to Düsseldorf, Cologne; in October visits Baumeister exhibition at Haus am Waldsee in West Berlin
1957first group of paper foldings
1966Summer stay in Lindau on Lake Constance in the Art Foundation Plaas
1967Beginning of the 1st catalog raisonné. The Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden acquires the panel "Sechsstrahliger Stern" (Six-pointed Star) from 1932
1974Werner Hofmann acquires two plates for the Kunsthalle Hamburg
1975Glöckner accepts the commission for a large steel sculpture in a public square in Dresden. The realization is delayed by almost a decade
1976The Lòdz Art Museum acquires 6 panels; in June trip to Paris
1982longer stay in Leonberg; 6 early panels are acquired by the Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz
1984Inauguration of the steel sculpture "Mast with two folding zones", erected in front of the TU-Dresden. National Prize for his paintings and graphic works as a whole
1987died in West Berlin
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