Eugen Eckert (painter)
Eugen Eckert first studied German and art history at the University of Bucharest , then architecture and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin under Professors Wilhelm Gerstel and Paul Kranz. During the Second World War he was drafted into the military and became an American prisoner of war. Since 1948 he was based in Teisendorf in the Rupertiwinkel in Upper Bavaria . In 1964 he lived temporarily in Knesing near St. Georgen . Image titles refer to stays at the Upper Bavarian lakes and the North Sea as well as trips to Italy (Jesolo) and Algeria (Oran). His marriage, which resulted in a son, ended in divorce.
Eckert's work is assigned to artistic endeavors of his time, such as expressive realism , tachism and abstract expressionism ; he was also a pioneer of the Neue Wilde group . Eckert's importance lies in his typical abstraction of landscapes, objects and people. Numerous flower pictures and structural pictures created with the use of plaster of paris and cement are also typical of his work. His artistic oeuvre includes around 2000 works. Around 1995 the municipality of Markt Teisendorf acquired three paintings by the artist.
Eckert was a member of the regional artists' associations "Künstlerring Chiemgau" (founded in 1927) and the Traunsteiner "gruppe 58" (founded in 1958). as well as the re-establishment of "der bogen". Friendship connected him with the painter Hans-Erhard Wild from Trostberg .
Eckert's oeuvre is characterized by its diversity. Eckert did not stick to a single style within the various currents of post-war art; he took on expressionist and impressionist influences of the twenties in order to develop them further in the style of expressive realists in art after the Second World War and to process what he experienced in the works of art. After a figurative, painterly examination of the Chiemgau, his new home, which at that time was supported by membership in artist groups in this region, Eckert began to abstract motifs. When Eckert had developed both the creative and the abstract vocabulary of painting for himself, he began to fuse them together in numerous "floral still lifes". At the beginning of the 1960s Eckert seemed to be concentrating mainly on abstraction. But also within this painting he showed artistic flexibility; Rhythmic-harmonic compositions in pastel of abstract expressionism seem to introduce the motif of the subsequent material pictures with plaster reliefs, in which the artist then introduced lyrically abstract approaches. In his informal, abstract works, Eckert developed the technique of dripping and hurling paint, as well as the direct application of paint from the tube, into idiosyncratic, expressive compositions, with the color structures in places merging into abstract, organic forms. This can be seen very impressively in the painting «Urgebilde» from a later work.
In the mid-seventies, a new direction began to emerge in some of Eugen Eckert's works: the paintings based on mixed techniques are dominated in their gestural moment by strong colors and relief-like color surface structures created during the painting process, which is true for Eckert's later work as well as for himself It was not until the 1980s that the Neue Wilde painting that established itself was pioneering.
In the figurative expressionist works, the sketching outlines of the body figures were also characteristic, which were applied with a wild brushstroke. At the same time, Eckert intensified the generous and wild use of the materials during the act of painting, so that impasto masses of paint were created and sedimented on the canvas. Formally, Eckert's mask-like figures, the introduction of the image detail to the viewer and the content-wise preferred engagement with still life and nude painting were indicative of the fact that he can be ascribed to the pioneers of this new art direction. In his diverse oeuvre, Eckert has lived through various stages in the implementation of dynamics and rhythm in his art and in his last creative phase he advanced to an art movement that is still current today. In these powerful, expressive, almost aggressive-looking paintings, in which the coloring and the material structure are so important, Eckert has achieved a great painterly freedom which allows him to realize himself subjectively (Cornelia Richter).
- Marian column , Madonna figure with baby Jesus in her arms on a Doric capital, 1.40 m high, made of white Untersberg marble, (1949), Teisendorf, Markt (Post Straße)
- Relief above the main entrance of the new school building in Teisenberg (1954/55).
- Mural (1964), Teisendorf, Markt (school house)
- Fascination (1961, pastel chalk), Zurich , Rothschild Bank
- People in Autumn (1962, pastel chalk), Zurich, Rothschild Bank
- Spatula relief (21 square meters) with local animals for the foyer of the Teisendorf family holiday home; with painter Hermann Peltz (1967)
- People in conversation 2 pictures (1986, acrylic), Teisendorf, Markt (town hall)
- Mountain lake in winter (1987, acrylic), Teisendorf, Markt (town hall)
- Relief wall (outer wall of the former studio), Teisendorf, Markt (Zwiesel Straße)
- 1953: Traunstein, "Künstlerring Chiemgau".
- 1954: Traunstein, "Artist ring Chiemgau" (14 works): 6. Desert Sun , 7 Exotic flowers , 8./13. Still life I / II, 9th fog , 10th interior , 11th evolution , 12th poppies (pastels); 14. Woman with Flowers , 15. Dream Garden (oil painting); 16. Self-Portrait I (pastel; not for sale), 17th summer morning , 18th act (pastels); 19th procession , 20th flower still life (gouache); 21. Mooridyll , 22. Landscape I (watercolors); 23. Self-portrait II (ink; not for sale); 24. Landscape II , 25. At the water , 26. Trees (watercolors); 27. Self-Portrait III (gouache; not for sale); 28. Horse Study (watercolor); 29. The Annunciation (design for stained glass; not for sale).
- 1955: Traunstein, "Künstlerring Chiemgau" (7 oil paintings, 4 pastels): still life I , forest view , Wagingersee , Traunstein motif , still life II , landscape in Upper Bavaria , still life III , foehn mood , flower still life , portrait Miss S. , Ramsau , North Sea landscape .
- 1957: Trostberg, "Künstlerring Chiemgau".
- 1957: [only] participation in an exhibition in the Haus der Kunst, Munich: “ Self-portrait with a pipe ”, oil (exhibition catalog, No. 541, Neue Münchner Künstler-Genossenschaft).
- 1958: Ruhpolding, "gruppe 58".
- 1858, July 27th – August 10th: Trostberg: Freier Künstlerkreis Trostberg - group 58 as guest: 68. The small breakfast , 69. Still life with lemons , 70. Still life with apples , 71. Still life with jug , 72. Still life with fish , 73 . Still life with radish , 74. boats at night , 75. act (oil painting), 76. Flower Still life (pastel).
- 1959, July 26th – August 16th: Exhibition contemporary art painting / graphics / plastic, Trostberg, Heinrich-Braun-Schule: Pastels: 1. the painter (self- portrait ) , 2. still life with bottles (illustration), 3. expected , 4 . a glass of wine, cigarette and music , 5. Back act , the sixth of the drinker , 7. winterstimmung , 8 still life with fruit ; Oil: 9. nude 10 still life with bottle and lemon squeezer 11 still life with fish , 12-13. flower still life I u. II , 14th monastery on the lake (wax chalk ), 15th suburban landscape , 16th in the port , 17th tempera: 18th / 19th century flowers I u. II .
- 1960 19.5.-13.6 .: Nuremberg, Universa house, "group 58": Pastels: 7. Circling , 8. Chamber music , 9 Great Escape forms 10 Leterae 11 Capriccio , 12th accolade , 13th affection , 14. Aura , 15. Lights , 16. Blooming (catalog picture).
- 1961 30.7.-20.8 .: Ruhpolding, Timely Art, "group 58": Pastels: 1. Ute , 2. Back act , 3. Still life with bottles (catalog picture) 4. Föhnstimmung , 5. landscape ; Oil paintings: 6. Near Oran , 7. Painter still life .
- 1960; 1961: Trostberg, "gruppe 58".
- 1962, July 22nd – August 5th: Trostberg, Heinrich-Braun-Schule, "gruppe 58": 1. Vulkano , 2. Shapes at night , 3. Breakthrough , 4. Timid beginnings (No. 1. – 4 .: Structural images ) ; 5. Vino , 6. Fruit still life , 7. harpist , 8 youth , 9th-11th Jesolo Beach (5th-11th: pastels).
- 1964: Trostberg, "gruppe 58".
- 1965: Traunstein, "the bow".
- 1966, from April 1st: Galerie Lore Dauer, Ludwigshafen / Rhein, Europahotel: "Künstlerring Chiemgau" (Binder, Eckert, Engerer, Erhard-Wild, Frauenknecht, Lindner, Plenk, Wiedemann).
- 1966, June 25th – July 24th: Galerie Ulian, Am Münsterplatz 5, Bonn, “der bogen” (8th – 10th: material pictures, 11th – 18th: pastels): 8th resurrection , 9th antique , 10th elementary 11th encounter , 12th ferro , 13th summer afternoon , 14th cosmic game , 15th mechanical game , 16th dream ship , 17th floating light , 18th bird flight .
- 1966, July 31st – August 14th: Inzell, “the bow”.
- 1966, July 31st – August 14th: Trostberg, “the bow”: 16th study based on Bach (pastel), 17th figuration (material image ), oil painting: 18th projection , 19th plant alchemy , 20th flotsam , 21st nocturnal animal , 21. floral still life .
- 1967: Trostberg, hans erhard wild memory exhibition: 25. – 30. geological material images.
- 1968, August 4–19: Trostberg, “der bogen”; with Hans Erhardt-Wild († 1967), Vilma Grütter, Stein ad Traun (* 1920, † 2012), Petra Moll, Munich (* 1921, † 1989), Eugen Eckert (portrait photo), Egon Eppich, Nuremberg (* 1927, † 1982), Hermann Frauenknecht, Altdorf (* 1929, † 2010), Christoph Gerling, Altdorf (* 1937), Werner von Houwald , Ruhpolding (* 1901, † 1974), Rudolf Kobler, Trostberg (* 1940), Hermann Ober , Freilassing (* 1920, † 1997), Theodor Reichart, Nuremberg (* 1919, † 2003), Franz Vornberger, Nuremberg (* 1911, † 2008), Max Söllner, Nuremberg (* 1929, † 2003), Erno Wiedenmann, Traunstein (* 1926, † 2009).
- 1973, 2.6. to 1.7 .: Munich, Professional Association of Visual Artists eV, “Autonome”: 39th eruption .
- 1985: Munich, Renatastraße: Gallery and sculpture garden U 1.
- 1987: Traunstein, small gallery on the floor.
- 1998, May 9th: Teisendorf, citizens' library in the town hall; Musical kick-off evening, association for the promotion of culture in Teisendorf (with sculptor Franz Prinke).
- Elisabeth Husemann Collection , approx. 65 works from different phases of life,
- Siegfried Weiss . In: General Artist Lexicon . The visual artists of all times and peoples (AKL). Volume 32, Saur, Munich a. a. 2002, ISBN 3-598-22772-8 .
- Th. Husemann, Eugen Eckert , catalog with 158 illustrations, Elisabeth Husemann Collection Inc. (2005)
References and comments
- 1867-1930; Studies at the Technical University in Berlin-Charlottenburg; Assistant to Christoph Hehl , then professor
- by Hans Horst Lohmann († January 16, 1961), with Hans Erhard-Wild († January 6, 1967), Walter Lederer , Sepp Plenk (* 1908), Thomas Schubert, Willi Wimmer (1929–2007)
- Burgi Berleb: The Teisendorfer children finally have a schoolhouse in: Traunsteiner Wochenblatt, August 19, 1955
- Ernst Zimmermann: Summer exhibition of the "Künstlerring Chiemgau" , in: Traunsteiner Wochenblatt, July 29, 1953
- FON: predominantly abstract / exhibition of the "group 58" in the Universa-Haus , in: 8 Uhr-Blatt, May 21, 1960, p. 4
- A. Dieffenbach: "gruppe 58" exhibits for the fifth time in Trostberg , in: Traunsteiner Wochenblatt, July 27, 1962
- ff .: The Chiemgau group exhibits / 64 works in the gallery Lore Dauer - Versatile art creation , in: Die Rheinpfalz, April 6, 1966
- Gz .: ideal world. Exhibition of the artist group "der bogen" in the new gallery Ulian, Bonn, Münsterplatz , in: Bonner Rundschau, No. 144, June 26, 1966 (picture: material picture "Antik")
- Anneliese Dieffenbach: “der bogen” exhibits in Inzell , in: Traunsteiner Wochenblatt, July 22, 1966
- Sabine Knott: Eugen Eckert's garish acrylic world / The Teisendorfer painter and sculptor in the “Small Gallery in the Stock” , in: Traunsteiner Wochenblatt, August 19, 1987, p. 9
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German sculptor and painter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 3, 1911|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Comăneşti|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 16, 1998|
|Place of death||Teisendorf|