Georg Nothelfer

Walter Stöhrer


Born 1937 in Stuttgart
1957-59 Studies at the University of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe with HAP Grieshaber. He met Dieter Krieg and Horst Antes.
1959 Moves to Berlin
1961 First solo exhibition at the Kellergalerie in Darmstadt Castle
1964 Art Prize of the City of Berlin
1971 Will Grohmann Prize of the Academy of Arts, Berlin
1976 First Solo Exhibition at Galerie Georg Nothelfer
1976 Berlin Art Prize
1977 Villa Romana Prize 
1981 Visiting professor at the Academy of Arts, Berlin
1984 Retrospectives at the Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf and the Saarland-Museum Saarbrücken
From 1986 Professor at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
1989 Solo exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie
1995 Hans Molfenter Prize, Stuttgart
2000 Art Prize of the Schleswig-Holstein Economy 
Died 2000 in Scholderup/Schleswig Holstein

Walter Stöhrer is one of the "rebellious loners" in German art. As a major exponent of gestural-figurative painting, he left a lasting mark on the national art scene. "I am not an abstract painter, I am a figurative painter", Stöhrer said about himself, consequently defining his very personal, emotionally charged artistic approach as "intrapsychic realism". Characteristic of his works is the colour-intensive, free interplay of painting, writing and drawing with figurative and expressive-gestural means of expression. Literary texts - especially ancient philosophers and French surrealists - but also musical ideas often provided him with inspiration for his painterly and graphic works.



  • O.T./Untitled, 1993, Etching, signed and dated by the artist, 26 x 19,7 cm, Copies: 50


  • O.T./Untitled, 1987, Lithography, signed by the artist, 89,5 x 69,5 cm, Copies: 55


  • O.T./Untitled, 1984, Lithograph, signed by the artist, 60,5 x 89 cm, Copies: 90


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  • Zeichnungen 1963, Zum 75. Geburtstag von Walter Stöhrer, 2015, Drawings 1963, On the 75th Birthday of Walter Stöhrer. In collaboration with the Walter Stöhrer Foundation drawings 1963 to poems by Helga "Ann" Fritzsche. Facsimile in original size Folder with 6 drawings and typescript Edition: 1000 numbered copies, ISBN 978-398-11115-6-9, EUR 25


  • Skizzenbücher/Sketchbooks, 2012, Edited by the Walter Stöhrer Foundation, edited by Gerd Presler, German, 395 pages, 1000 colour illustrations, Edition Brinkmann u. Bose, ISBN 3940048127, EUR 90


  • Werkverzeichnis der Malerei 1957-1999, 2008, Catalogue raisonné of paintings 1957-1999. With a text by Marion Ackermann, German, 592 p. with 800 ill. cloth, Edition Brinkmann & Bose, ISBN 978-3940048004, EUR 130


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