Bernard Schultze

1915
Born on 31st May in SchneidemĂĽhl, today: Pila, Polen.

1934
High school graduation at the Prinz-Heinrichs-Gymnasium, Berlin.

1934-1939
Study at the University of Education of Art, Berlin and at the Academy of Art, DĂĽsseldorf.

1939-1945
Soldier in Russia and Africa.

1945
During the attack in Berlin all his works are burnt.

1947-1968
In Frankfurt am Main, periodic stays in Paris since 1951.

1951
First informal paintings.

1952
Establishment of the artist group „Quadriga" by Karl Otto Götz, Otto Greis, Heinz Kreutz and Bernard Schultze.

1954
Plastic bondings and meltings into the paintings base.

1955
Marriage to the painter Ursula Bluhm.

1956
First relief paintings.

1957
First „tabuskris" and free plastic paintings.

1961
Developing of the „Migofs", the tongue-collage and the environments.

1964
First trip to New York.

1964-1965
First Migof-Bronze (unique).

1965
Use of mannequins for his freestanding sculptures of colour.

1967
Culture award of Darmstadt.

1968
Moves to Cologne.

1969
Art Award of Cologne.

1970
Study trip to Leningrad. Stage design for the ballet „Four Seasons“ of Vivaldi at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf.

1971
Study trip through the U.S., stay in Washington.

1972
Elected as a member of the Academy of Arts, Berlin.
First grisaille-paintings on canvas.

1973
Study trip to Ceylon, Thailand and Birma.

1974
Stay in Paris.
First large oil painting, watercolours and drawings.

1975
Study trip to Mexico and Guatemala.

1977
Study trip to Thailand, Hong Kong, Bali and Singapoore.

1978
Works on a large Migof-Environment for an exhibition in the Kunsthalle Hamburg.

1981
Titular professor of the state of Nordhein-Westfalen.

1983
Art Award Wormland, Munich with Ursula.

1984
Big Art Award of Hessen.

1986
Lovis-Corinth-Award – Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg.

1989
Order for Merit of the state of Nordhein-Westfalen.

1990
Stephan-Lochner-Medal of Cologne.

1991
Monography of Bernhard Schultze by Lothar Romain/Rolf Wedewer, Hirmer Verlag, Munich.

1992
Leaves the Academy of Arts, Berlin.
Producing of large bronze sculpture, foundry Schmäke, Düsseldorf.

1993
Producing of etchings with the size of 100x200 cm in the printing company Barbará, Barcelona.

1999
Death of his wife Ursula Schultze-Bluhm.

2002
Culture Award Binding 2002, Painter of Quadriga: Greis, Götz, Kreutz, Schultze.
Marriage to Doris Berger.

2005
Dies on 14th April 2005 in Cologne.

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