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Lothar Wolleh

Lothar Wolleh Biography

1930 Born in Berlin on January 20th

1946-48 Study at the "Hochschule für angewandte Kunst, Berlin-Weißensee", at Otto Sticht and Ernst Rudolf Vogenauer, Class on "Elementarlehre" and painting

1950-56 Six years of imprisonment in the Soviet camp Workuta, USSR. He was released after German Chancellor Adenauer´s famous visit to Moscow in 1956 which resulted in the return of the remaining German prisoners of war.

1956-57 Education at the "Letteverein, Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts, Berufsfachschule für Photographie, Grafik und Mode", [Letteverein for Photography, Graphics and Fashion] Berlin (West)

1958 Journey to Gotland (Sweden). The trip was part of a World Council of Churches, program. For Wolleh this journey turned out to be a mayor turning point in his life resulting into a life-long devotion to the people and landscape of Gotland (Sweden). He is also buried there.

1959-61 Study at the "Folkwang-school", Essen, at Otto Steinert´s class

1962-79 Freelanced photographer in Düsseldorf

1964 Marriage with Karin Wolleh

1965 Publication of first photo volume on the "Das Konzil", [The Council] Belser Verlag, Stuttgart

1965 Birth of son Oliver

1966 Birth of daughter Anouchka

1969 Working on the until now unpublished volume about Jan J. Schoonhoven.

1970 Publication of the photo-volume "UdSSR", [USSR] Belser Verlag, Stuttgart

1970 Publication of "Uecker Monographie", [Uecker´s Monograph] Verlag Galerien der Spiegel, Köln

1972 Publication of "Art Scene Düsseldorf", Belser Verlag, Stuttgart

1972 Movie about Günther Uecker´s happening "White-Black-Room".

1973 "Unterwasserbuch"-project [Underwater book] together with Josef Beuys. Due to technical problem just three volumes of the book are being made. The remaining pvc-prints were later published individually and are known as "3ton-edition", Staeck, Heidelberg

1975 Publication of the photo-volume "Apostolorum Limina", Arkade, Brüssel, Arte press, Brüssel. The book is documenting the celebrations of the "holy year" 1975 and was handed over to Pope Paul VI.

1977-79 Several journeys to Poland working on the volumes on "The Black Madonna of Tschenstochau" and "The Wawel castle".

1978 Photos to the volume "Ludwig van Beethovens Leonore, Idee einer Oper", [Ludwig van Beethoven´s Leonore, Idea of an opera] by Günther Uecker, Belser Verlag, Stuttgart

1979 Photos to the volume "Zum Zeichen der Schrift oder Sprachlosigkeit", by Günther Uecker, Erker Verlag, St. Gallen

1979 Dies in London on September 28th just after having portrayed Henry Moore.

Exhibitions

1979 Die Künstlerporträts, [Portraits of artists] Museum Sztuki, Lodz, Polen

1980 Lothar Wolleh Künstlerbildnisse - Kunstobjekte - Photographien, [Portraits - Parts of Art - Photographies] Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen Düsseldorf, Kunsthalle, (Katalog vorhanden)

1995 Lothar Wolleh Künstlerbildnisse - Photographien, Kunst-Museum Ahlen

1998 Künstlerporträts, Gemeinschaftsausstellung mit Arbeiten von Kurt Blum, Dennis Hopper, Benjamin Katz, Stefan Moses, Arnold Newman, Man Ray, Rolf Schroeter, Lothar Wolleh, unter dem Motto "Kunst der Fotografie für die Vereinte", München, (Katalog vorhanden)

1999-2000 Ansichten vom Künstler, mit Arbeiten von Stefan Moses, Robert Häusser, Joseph G. Rittenberger, Manfred Leve, Franz Hubmann, Ute Klophaus, Regina Schmeken, Benjamin Katz, Lothar Wolleh, Wanderausstellung mit den Stationen: Schloß Bad Arolsen, Städtische Galerie Erlangen Stadtmuseum Hofheim


 


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