until 09.04. | #3356ARTatBerlin | Galerie Kremers shows from 11th March 2022 the exhibition with the artists Karl Kunz and Ernst Weil – two important German post-war painters in dialogue.
Karl Kunz was born in Augsburg in 1905, Ernst Weil in Frankfurt am Main in 1919. Karl Kunz was already artistically active as a freelance painter in Berlin from 1927 and as a master student with Prof. Erwin Hahs in Halle an der Saale from 1930-33, before he was arrested in 1933 as a “degenerate artist” and banned from painting. He was drafted into the security and auxiliary services.
Due to his long participation in the Second World War and severe war-related illness, Ernst Weil was only able to take up his studies at the newly opened academy in Munich late in life, where he was a master student of Willi Geiger. He himself interrupted his promising creative period as a freelance painter in Munich to work as a freelance painter in Paris from 1957 to 1965. His most important exhibition in France was a solo show at the Picasso Museum in Antibes. In 1965, he accepted a professorship at the Academy in Nuremberg, where he died in 1981.
After experiencing the destruction of his parental home and his entire artistic ouevre in 1944, Karl Kunz made a promising new start as an artist, took part in the Venice Biennale in 1954 and moved into a studio in Frankfurt a.M. in 1957, where he died in 1971.
Even if the pictorial language of both artists is clearly different, there are clear similarities: Both painters clearly belong to classical modernism. Neither of them allowed themselves to be diverted from their path even when completely new currents determined the spirit of the times in post-war Germany. Both artists never gave up, even after bitter setbacks.
Karl Kunz can be seen with two works in the Neue Nationalgalerie, Ernst Weil has a large retrospective exhibition in the Museum Giersch in his hometown Frankfurt a.M. at the beginning of next year.
Opening: Friday, 11 March 2022, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Exhibition dates: Friday, 11 March to Saturday, 9 April 2022To the Gallery
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