Carl Schneider

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Carl Schneiders (born February 19, 1905 in Aachen , † April 24, 1975 in Aachen) was a German painter .

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Carl Schneiders was a son of the well-known Aachen architect Albert Schneiders , who was apprenticed to Mies van der Rohe, among others . After his training at the Bauhaus in Weimar and attending the University of Applied Arts in Berlin , Schneiders worked at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin (master's studio) from 1929 . In addition, he stayed at the Villa Massimo in Rome in 1936/1937 .

Schneider's teachers were u. a. Paul Klee , Wassily Kandinsky and above all Karl Hofer . His painting was always representational, he found his main motifs in his home region of Aachen, in and around Trier, on the Lower Rhine and in general by the sea. Clear "tectonic" structures, rather friendly colors and a confident calm characterize his works. He was awarded several prizes, including the Albrecht Dürer Prize of the City of Nuremberg , but he also had to experience that, for example, his Lower Rhine landscape was confiscated by the National Socialists in 1937. During the Second World War , Schneiders was employed as a cartographer on the Eastern Front, where he was captured by the Soviets in 1942. After his release in 1946, he initially resumed painting in Trier and returned to Aachen in 1948.

In the 1950s, Schneiders played a key role in the reconstruction of the Werkkunstschule Aachen , where he was also taken on as a lecturer in painting and drawing. In 1953 he joined the Munich artists' cooperative. In 1959 he also received a teaching position for freehand drawing at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen ( RWTH Aachen ), which appointed him honorary professor in 1964. In those years, Schneiders took part in numerous exhibitions, including the quadrennials in Rome and Milan, the “Great Munich Art Exhibition” and, as the only one from Aachen, the winter exhibitions in Düsseldorf. In September 2005 there was a posthumous exhibition on the occasion of his 100th birthday in the museum " Art from NRW " of the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia in Kornelimünster near Aachen.

In addition, Schneiders was also politically active in his hometown and sat on the city council and culture committee for the SPD from 1969 to 1972 .

Carl Schneiders found his final resting place in the Aachen Ostfriedhof . His artistic estate is in the Rhenish Archive for Artists' Legacies in Bonn .


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Individual evidence

  1. Chronicle of the City of Aachen 2005, No. 19, pp. 25/26 (PDF; 602 kB).
  2. Carl Schneider's estate in the Rhenish Archive for Artists' Legacies in Bonn  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /