Galerie St. Etienne

Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern

(German, 1892–1982)

meta (physic) with rooster by friedrich schröder-sonnenstern

Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern

Meta (Physic) with Rooster, 1952

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Biography

Timeline

1892
Born near Tilsit, Russia
1906 - 1912
Reformatory, breaking off an apprenticeship as gardener, vagabonding, circus and stable boy
1912 - 1919
Several detentions in a mental institution, incapacitation due to mental illness
1919 - 1933
Formation of a sect, calls himself „Geheimrat Professor Dr. phil Eliot Gnass von Sonnenstern“; „Psycho-Graphologe“, Astrologer, „magnetopathischer Heiler“, and itinerant preacher
1919
Escape to Berlin, Germany
1933 - 1934
First drawings in the mental institution
1933
Arrest because of charlatanism and fortune-telling, hospitalisation in a mental institution in Neustadt/Holstein, Germany
1973
Erik-Erikson-Medaille
1982
Died in Berlin

Exhibitions

2008
35 Jahre, Galerie Hell, Munich, Germany
1973
Retrospektive, Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover, Hanover, Germany (solo)
Retrospektive, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (solo)
1971
Galerie Bühler, Stuttgart, Germany
1970
Galerie d’Halluin, Dusseldorf, Germany
1968
Phantastische Kunst in Deutschland, Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover, Germany
1967
Retrospektive, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
1966
Galerie Hartmann, Munich, Germany
1964
Aoki Gallery, Tokio, Japan
Galerie Sydow, Frankfort, Germany