Hermann Stehr (artist)

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Hermann Stehr (born December 20, 1937 in Uetersen ; † August 2, 1993 in Mexico City ) was a German sculptor and painter .

Steles by Hermann Stehr


Hermann Stehr was born in 1937 in Uetersen near the monastery and lived in his hometown until 1989. He was considered one of the most important artists in Schleswig-Holstein . His works can be found in many places in the country, in public buildings as art in architecture , in museums and private collections. In Uetersen, his hometown, some of his sculptures can be found, one of them in the courtyard of the Ludwig-Meyn-Gymnasium . Another well-known art object is located in Oststeinbek at a gymnasium built in 1985. It shows three realistically represented groups of athletes, ring and balance beam gymnasts and volleyball players. Three artists took part in the competition as part of a "Art in Public Space" invitation to tender. 80 percent of the population had chosen Hermann Stehr's work.

Besides the topic of man he dealt almost exclusively with the naturally occurring form of the world. Ulrich Gertz, Professor of Art History at the Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences , described Stehr's work in 1988 as follows: “Hermann Stehr's art strikes the balance between abstraction and objectivity. He has nowhere withdrawn from nature, from it he hones its special formal language, his works speak this language. "

Stehr created numerous sculptures, fountains and reliefs. They can be found mainly in northern Germany.

In 1989 Stehr left Germany and emigrated to Mexico . “He experienced and painted Mexico as if in a frenzy. In the few remaining years, the sculptor finally became the painter Hermann Stehr. Only in his home's noticed no one, neither the conversion to the painter in the color noise , nor that he had success, "says the artist Prof. Erhard Divine occasion of an exhibition of works from Mexico, in 1995 and 1996 in Elmshorn , Pinneberg and Kiel were shown .

Hermann Stehr died on August 2, 1993 in Mexico City of cancer. He was only 56 years old.

After Hermann Stehr's death, young artists were given the opportunity to work in his workshop in Uetersen, which was supported by the city of Uetersen through the Hermann Stehr grant.



  • 1988: Museum Langes-Tannen, Uetersen, works from three decades, sculptures, drawings, models, factory photos

Even after Hermann Stehr's death there were exhibitions of his work, for example in Mexico in 1995 and in Elmshorn, Pinneberg and Kiel in 1996.

Works (excerpt)

  • Altar and baptismal font of the Johanneskirche in Empelde , 1964
  • Altar, cross, lectern, candlestick, holy water stoup, lighting by St. Peter (Spiekeroog) , 1969/70
  • Wind chimes in front of the school center in Norderstedt, 1979
  • Stele in the University of Kiel, 1979
  • Ikarus 2nd version , cast aluminum, in the Nortorf Sculpture Park , 1980
  • Seed capsule in front of the Auenland Community School in Bad Bramstedt, 1982

Web links

Commons : Hermann Stehr (artist)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b data at SH-Kunst.de , accessed on August 16, 2018
  2. Description at Museen-SH.de , accessed on August 16, 2018
  3. ^ Report in the Hamburger Abendblatt, online edition from June 19, 2003 , accessed on August 16, 2018
  4. Overview on the website of the Langes-Tannen-Museum , accessed on August 16, 2018
  5. Description and photos at SH-Kunst.de , accessed on August 16, 2018
  6. Description and photos at SH-Kunst.de , accessed on August 16, 2018
  7. Description and photos at SH-Kunst.de , accessed on August 16, 2018
  8. Description and photos at SH-Kunst.de , accessed on August 16, 2018