Harald Metzkes  (German, 1929) 


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Harald Metzkes, Studium der römischen Geste


Harald Metzkes
Studium der römischen Geste

Harald Metzkes, Landschaft mit Maler


Harald Metzkes
Landschaft mit Maler

Harald Metzkes, Einkehr bei Herkules


Harald Metzkes
Einkehr bei Herkules

Harald Metzkes, Zwei Dianen


Harald Metzkes
Zwei Dianen

Harald Metzkes, Durchgang


Harald Metzkes

Harald Metzkes, Hafen (Blau)


Harald Metzkes
Hafen (Blau)

Harald Metzkes, Colombine auf Koffer


Harald Metzkes
Colombine auf Koffer

Harald Metzkes, Stilleben mit Kannen und Äpfeln


Harald Metzkes
Stilleben mit Kannen und Äpfeln

Harald Metzkes, Drei Quitten


Harald Metzkes
Drei Quitten

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Harald Metzkes, Inspiration des Komödiendichters


Harald Metzkes
Inspiration des Komödiendichters, 1988
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Harald Metzkes, Zwei Lavendelsträuße


Harald Metzkes
Zwei Lavendelsträuße, 2001
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Harald Metzkes, Ballspiel


Harald Metzkes
Ballspiel, 2007
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1929   Born in Bautzen to Dr. Walter Metzkes and his wife Margot, Germany
1945   Conscripted into the Wehrmacht, brief period as American prisoner of war
1945 - 1946   Secondary school in Bautzen and school-leaving examination
1946   Began to study painting with Alfred Herzog
1947 - 1949   Apprenticeship as a stonemason with Max Rothe
1949 - 1953   Studied painting at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, under Wilhelm Lachnit and Rudolf Bergander
1953   Married Elrid Fiebig, textile designer. Their children Robert, Verena and Walter are born in 1954, 1955, 1956
1953 - 1955   Freelance artist in Bautzen
1957   Study trip to China with John Heartfield and Werner Stötzer
1955 - 1958   Meisterschüler at the Deutsche Akademie der Künste zu Berlin, under Otto Nagel
Close cooperation with Manfred Böttcher, Ernst Schroeder and Werner Stötzer, who are also Meisterschüler. This group of artists is later described as the “Berlin School”. Harald Metzkes becomes the group’s most important member.
1959   Move to Berlin
1963   First solo exhibition at the Institut für Lehrerweiterbildung, Berlin-Weißensee
1976   Receives Käthe Kollwitz Prize from the Akademie der Künste zu Berlin
1977   Receives National Award by the DDR for Illustration and Graphic
1986 - 1991   Full member of the Akademie der Künste
1993   Move to Brandenburg
2000   Harald Metzkes “Ich und Herr H.” (“Mr H. and I”): writings, speeches, notes, prose
2007   Hannah-Höch Prize from the Federal State of Berlin
  Numerous exhibitions in Germany and abroad since 1963.
2010   Olaf-Gulbranson-Museum, Tegernsee (solo)
2009   Galerie Leo.Coppi (solo)
2009   Grassi-Museum, Leipzig (solo)
2009   Stadtmuseum Bautzen (solo)
2008   Kunsthaus Apolda Avantgarde (solo)
2008   Museum Wilhelm-Morgner-Haus, Kunstverein Soest (with Elrid and Robert Metzkes) (solo)
2007   Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, Ephraim-Palais (solo)
2007   Deutsche Bank Luxembourg, Bilder aus 50 Jahren (50 Years of Painting) (solo)
2006   Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (solo)
2006   Deutsche Bilder aus der Sammlung Ludwig (German Art from the Ludwig Collection), Schloss Oberhausen
2004   Kunst in der DDR (Art in the GDR), Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
2003   Kunst in der DDR (Art in the GDR), Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
1999 - 2000   Das XX. Jahrhundert. Ein Jahrhundert Kunst in Deutschland, (The XXth Century. A Century of Art in Germany) Altes Museum, Berlin
1999   Stadtmuseum Bautzen (solo)
1999   Kunstsammlung Lausitz, Senftenber (solo)
1997 - 1998   Deutschlandbilder - Kunst aus einem geteilten Land, (German Art from Beckmann to Richter: Images of a Divided Country), Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
1997   Ostwind, Fünf deutsche Maler aus der Sammlung der Grundkreditbank (G. Altenbourg, B. Heisig, W. Mattheuer, H. Metzkes, W. Tübke)
(East Wind, five German painters from the Grundkreditbank’s collection)
1990   Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin (solo)
1989   Akademie der Künste der DDR, Berlin (solo)
1988   Zeitvergleich, (Comparing Times) Neues Kunstquartier, Berlin
1988   Biennale, Venice, Italy
1984   Biennale, Venice, Italy
1977   Nationalgalerie, Berlin (East) (solo)
  Regular solo exhibitions at Galerie Leo.Coppi Berlin since 1991