Eduard Bargheer

1901
Born in Hamburg-Finkenwerder on 25th December

1924
Self-taught beginnings as a painter

1925
Receives a grant for a study trip to Italy

1926
Travels to France. First exhibition at the Graphisches Kabinett Maria Kunde, Hamburg

1929
First acquisition of Bargheer’s work by the Kunsthalle in Hamburg

1930
Travels to Holland and Belgium

1932-33
Receives a grant from the City of Hamburg. Meets the art historian Ludwig Heinrich Heydenreich

1935
Travels to England in the spring; first ever visit to the island of Ischia in the autumn

1938
Stays at S. Angelo d’Ischia where he makes friends with Werner Gilles. Visits Paul Klee in Berne; Klee had studied music under a great uncle of Bargheer’s.

1939
Moves to Forio d’Ischia. Friendship with Rudolf Levy

1942-44
Military service

1945
Period of stay in Florence. Friendship with Bernhard Berenson

1946
First illustrations for the book "Le Avventure di Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi

1948
Made an honorary citizen of Forio d’Ischia

1950
Back in Germany for the first time since 1940; from now on Bargheer lives alternately in Hamburg-Blankenese and Forio d’Ischia

1954
Friendship with Werner Heldt

1956
First mosaic commission: Hamburg-Eilbek

1957
Guest lecturer at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg

1958
Professorship at the Accademia Tiberina giĂ  Pontificia in Rome

1960
Travels to Tunis

1961
Travels to Spain and Morocco. Mosaic for the Lichtwarkhaus, Hamburg-Bergedorf

1962
Travels to Egypt

1962-63
Mosaic for the outside wall of the Lower Saxony Stadium in Hanover

1963-65
Professorship at the Berlin University of the Arts

1963-64
Intarsia for the Board Room of the Unilever Building in Hamburg

1966
Travels to Central Africa (Mali and Senegal)

1967
Travels to Senegal

1968
Building of what is today known as the Bargheer House in Forio

1969
Series "Classical Sites of Italy" (Rosenbach Gallery, Hanover

1970
Travels to Greece. Series "Hellas" (Rosenbach Gallery, Hanover)

1971
Travels to Sicily. Series "Magna Graecia" (R.N. Ketterer Gallery, Campione d’Italia)

1972
Series "Hellas II" (Rosenbach Gallery, Hanover)

1976
The Eduard Bargheer Foundation for the Support of Young Artists is set up to mark the occasion of Bargheer’s 75th birthday

1979
Eduard Bargheer dies at his home in Blankenese on 1st July

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