ARTISTS / Art after 1945
Bernard Schultze

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1915born in Schneidemühl, West Prussia
1934-39Studied at the Berlin College of Art Education and the Düsseldorf Academy of Art
1939-45military service in Russia and Africa
1945during the attack on Berlin all of his works were burned
1947-68lives in Frankfurt/Main
since 1951regular stays in Paris, first tachist paintings
1952"Quadriga" exhibition at the Zimmergalerie Franck in Frankfurt/Main together with K. O. Götz, Otto Greis and Heinz Kreutz
1954plastic pasted and melted into the picture ground
1955participation in the exhibition of the group "ZEN 49
1959Participation in the "documenta II", Kassel
1964Trip to New York
1967Art award of the city of Darmstadt
1968Move to Cologne
1969Art Prize of the City of Cologne
1971Study trip through the USA
1972-92Member of the Academy of Arts, Berlin
1973-77Study trips to Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Mexico, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Bali and Singapore
1980-81extensive retrospective in Düsseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt and Saarbrücken
1981titular professor of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
1983Art Prize Wormland, Munich, together with Ursula
1984Great Hessian Art Prize
1986Lovis Corinth Prize
1989Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
1990Stefan Lochner Medal of the City of Cologne
1996large retrospective exhibition Schleswig Holstein State Museum, Gottorf Castle, Schleswig
2005died in Cologne
Bernard Schultze is one of the great German painters of abstraction in the second half of the 20th century. In 1952, together with Karl Otto Götz, Otto Greis and Heinz Kreutz, he founded the artists' group "Quadriga" - the core group of German informal painting. Schultze's works are often described as "lyrically abstract." His predominantly colorful and detailed, meticulously produced paintings are full of elements that evoke a wide variety of associations in the viewer.
Beginning in 1956, he created paintings with plastic pasted from scraps of fabric and waste. His paintings resemble sprawling landscapes, with relief-like superimpositions of layers of paint and textiles, which penetrate forward, into the space and remind of roots, forest and other plants. 
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