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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