Emil Schumacher  (German, 1912-1999) 

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Emil Schumacher Biography
1912   Born: Hagen, Germany
1932 - 1935   Studied at Kunstgewerbeschule, Dortmund, Germany
1947   Founded the artist and exhibition association' Junger Western'
1958   Received the Guggenheim award in New York, NY
Was appointed as professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany
1958 - 1960   Professorship at Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg
1967 - 1968   Visiting professorship in Minneapolis, MN
1998   Honored with the "Deutscher Bundestag" by commissioning a mural for the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany
1999   Died: Ibiza, Spain
2009   The Emil Schumacher Museum was dedicated to the life’s work of the artist Emil Schumacher from Hagen and opened on August in Hagen, Germany
Selected Exhibitions
2012 - 2013   Emil Schumacher. Frei wie ein Vogel. Bilder und Gouachen aus den 80er- und 90er-Jahren, Emil-Schumacher-Museum, Hagen, Germany (solo)
2010   Emil Schumacher: A Birthday Celebration 2010, Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, Germany(solo)
New Freedom: Abstract Art after 1945, Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, Germany
2009   Emil Schumacher: Material As a Motif, Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, Germany(solo)
Emil Schumacher - Radierungen und Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Boisserée, Cologne, Germany(solo)
Die Neue Galerie – Auftritt im Schloss!, Museum Schloß Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel, Germany
2008   Informelle Kunst, Galerie Nero, Wiesbaden, Germany
Form und nichtform in der graphik, Galerie Maulberger, Munich, Germany
2007   Emil Schumacher, Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany(solo)
Der Erde näher als den Sternen, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany(solo)
Die aufregende Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Homenaje a Picasso, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile, Santiago, Chile
2006   Apollo e Dionisio - Una riconciliazione possibile, Galleria Blu, Milan, Italy
Museumsverein Düren, Jahresgaben 2006, Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany
2005   Kunst Unter Euro 5000, Galerie Boisserée, Cologne, Germany
2004   Zineb Sedira: Telling stories with differences, Cornerhouse, Manchester, U.K
Emil Schumacher, Galerie Maulberger, Munich, Germany(solo)
Auf Papier, Galerie Neher GmbH & Co. KG, Essen, Germany
2003   Emil Schumacher: Arbeiten auf Papier 1980 - 1999, Galerie Utermann, Dortmund, Germany
Informel, Galerie Rieder, Munich, Germany
2002   V.I.P. 1 - Very Important Pieces, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Nur Farbe, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Gemany
2001   Abstract German Art since 1950, Galería Arnés + Röpke, Madrid,Spain
Emil Schumacher - Werke auf Papier 1989-1999, Galerie Hans Strelow, Dusseldorf, Germany
1998   Neue Werke - Galerie Hans Strelow, Dusseldorf, Germany(solo)
Abstraktion Figuration III, Galerie Dieter Wilbrand, Cologne, Germany
Selected Public Collections
  The Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, Germany
Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany
ALTANA Kulturstiftung im Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany
Gustav-Lübcke-Museum, Hamm, Germany
Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Germany
Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz, Austria
Tate Britain, London, U.K
Tate Modern, London, U.K
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Literature
2007   Ulrich Krempel und Volker Rattemeyer (Hg.): Emil Schumacher - der Erde näher als den Sternen, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hanover, Germany(catalogue)
1997   Schumacher, Emil. Rétrospective. Ausst. Kat. Galerie Nationale Jeu de Paume.Paris, France(Catalogue)
1996   Schumacher, Emil. Emil Schumacher: Fur Ulla(German Edition).Rhino Verlag:Ilmenau
1981   Schmalenbach, Werner. Emil Schumacher.DuMont: Cologne

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