Johannes Schreiter

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Johannes Schreiter (born March 8, 1930 in Buchholz , Saxony) is a German painter, graphic artist and glass artist.


Schreiter was born in 1930 in Buchholz in the Ore Mountains . After high school he began to study fine arts instead of the original plan of studying music. From 1949 to 1957 he studied in Münster, Mainz and Berlin, this made possible a scholarship from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung . In 1959 Johannes Schreiter invented the brand collage or fumage collage.

From 1960 to 1963 he was in charge of the “Area” department at the State Art Academy in Bremen . From 1963 to 1987 he was professor at the State University of Fine Arts in Frankfurt am Main , from 1971 to 1974 its rector. Johannes Schreiter is a member of the German Association of Artists . Today he lives in Langen (Hessen) and has been an honorary citizen of the city since November 2013 .


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1959-1960 Kitzingen Catholic parish church of St. John the Baptist, choir window
1960 Burgstadt Church of St. Margareten, triangular window, symbol of the eye of God
1960 Burgstadt St. Margareten church, Marienkapelle, glass mosaic
1962 Osnabrück Melanchthon Church
1965 Leutesdorf Blue chapel
1977 Limburg on the Lahn St. Mary , Diocesan Center St. Nicholas , 8 stained glass windows
1978 Dortmund Marienkirche , choir, Marienaltar
1980 Frankfurt am Main Mariahilf Church
1984 Heidelberg Holy Spirit Church
1985 Munster-Coerde Andreas Church
1987 Luneburg St. Nicolai Church , choir window
1992-2000 Goslar Market Church of St. Cosmas and Damian
1992, 2015 Osnabrück St. Mary
1995 Prenzlau Marienkirche , stained glass window "Destruction and Reconstruction"
1997-1998 Goettingen St. Jacobi Church , meditation on the 22nd Psalm, 5 windows
2001 Ulm Ulm Minster , World Hazard Window
2001 Ulm Ulm Minster , world completion window
2002 Stuttgart Collegiate Church , window of the main Christian festivals, draft
2002? Buchloe House of Encounter, twelve-part cycle of stained glass windows
2002-2003 Kiel Nikolaikirche , baptistery / room of silence, four windows
2003 Fluff St. Andrew
2003 St. Ingbert Christ Church
2003 Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein Holy cross
2006 Stralsund St. Nikolai , Greiffenheim Chapel
2006, 2010–2012 Heidelberg Peterskirche , cycle with nine windows
2007 Mainz Mainz Cathedral , Sacrament Chapel
2008 augsburg Augsburg , west choir, three glass windows. Production by mouth blow molding: Glashütte Lamberts. Installation: Derix Glasstudio , 2010.
2009 Planegg Maria Eich , pilgrimage church
2012 Heidelberg Diakoniekirche of the Evangelical Chapel Congregation, two windows in the chancel
2013 Langen (Hesse) Catholic Church of St. Albertus Magnus, two 1.90 m × 2.30 m large glass windows.
2014 Heidelberg Diakoniekirche of the Evangelical Kapellengemeinde, four paraments for the church year
2016 Langen (Hesse) Evangelical town church.
2017 Lousy Protestant church, Schreiter cycle with five windows in the chancel, which essentially show the crucifixion, resurrection, the Emmaus story and the order of mission.

Glass / works / long

In the basement of the Neue Stadthalle Langen there has been a 200 m² gallery since 2009, in which around 50 works by Schreiter and other artists such as Brian Clarke , Klaus Zimmer and Lukas Derow are exhibited.


In 2008, Schreiter published a two-volume publication entitled Wortfenster , which provides insights into his world of ideas in art- historical essays, essays and lectures. The books come with a CD with a sermon by the staunch Christian and nine pieces of music that Schreiter composed in the 1940s, but which were long lost and have now been published for the first time.



  • Dorit Marhenke (Red.): German etchers of the present. Kunsthalle Darmstadt, September 12th – October 31st, 1982 . Athenaeum, Königstein / Ts. 1982, ISBN 3-7610-8121-9 , pp. 148f.
  • Hänsel-Hohenhausen, Markus von: Freedom from dialogue - tribute to Johannes Schreiter on the occasion of his 85th birthday (2015)
  • Brigitte Quack: Colored glass surfaces with great depth of content. The Schreiter window in the Christ Church St. Ingbert. In: Saarbrücker Zeitung. July 10, 2008, p. C4
  • Johannes Schreiter: Glass pictures. Edited by Hans Gercke, Rainer Volp. Verlag Das Example, Darmstadt 1988, ISBN 3-923974-03-5 .
  • with Stefan Zekorn : Mysterium crucis. The stained glass window by Johannes Schreiter in the chapel of the Borromaeum Seminary in Münster - Secret of the Cross . Schnell & Steiner, Regensburg 2006, ISBN 978-3-7954-1941-7 .
  • Johannes Schreiter: word window. Schnell & Steiner, Regensburg 2008, ISBN 978-3-7954-2066-6 .
  • Johannes Schreiter: Glass pictures - collages - drawings 1995–2012. Texts: Gunther Sehring, Holger Brülls. Kunstverlag Josef Fink, Lindenberg 2012, ISBN 978-3-89870-687-2 .
  • Birgit Schwarz: Johannes Schreiter. The glass painting work from 1959 to 1980. Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt 1987, ( Art in Hessen and on the Middle Rhine 26, 1986, ISSN  0452-8514 ), (At the same time: Heidelberg, Univ., Diss.).
  • Helmut Schwier : The window cycle by Johannes Schreiter in the Peterskirche Heidelberg (= Schnell Art Guide No. 2826). Schnell & Steiner, Regensburg 2013, ISBN 978-3-7954-6955-9 .
  • Helmut Schwier (Ed.): Messages from light and glass. The window cycle by Johannes Schreiter in the Heidelberg University Church. With a foreword by Johannes Schreiter, Schnell und Steiner publishing house, Regensburg 2013, ISBN 978-3-7954-2776-4 .
  • Johannes Schreiter - Glass Pictures ∙ Drawings ∙ Collages 1995–2012. Texts by Holger Brülls and Gunther Sehring. Kunstverlag Josef Fink, Lindenberg im Allgäu 2013, ISBN 978-3-89870-687-2 .


  • Eick Hoemann, Peter Rippl: The glass painter. 2011 (73 min.)

Web links

Commons : Johannes Schreiter  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Johannes Schreiter. In: Retrieved March 14, 2020 .
  2. a b Markus Schaible: Glass artist Johannes Schreiter: "Fiesling who says what he thinks". In: . November 29, 2013, accessed March 14, 2020 .
  3. ^ Karin Berkemann : Münster-Coerde: Andreas Church. In: Strasse der Moderne. Retrieved March 14, 2020 .
  4. ^ History - St. Nicolai in Lüneburg. Ev.-luth. Parish of St. Nicolai Lüneburg, archived from the original on June 15, 2009 ; accessed on March 14, 2020 .
  5. Karin Berkemann: Under the lantern. In: ModerneREGIONAL 16, January 1 , 2016, accessed on March 14, 2020 .
  6. With a meditative effect. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , March 12, 2013, page 56.
  7. Schreiter window for Langen city church. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , June 13, 2015, page 51.
  8. Andreas Rummel: The Prot. Church to Miesau. Prot. Kirchengemeinde Miesau, 2019, accessed on March 14, 2020 .
  9. Silent art made of colored glass. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , September 19, 2015, page 49.
  10. Pioneering in glass art. In: July 7, 2011, accessed December 22, 2018 .
  11. ^ Markus von Hänsel-Hohenhausen: On the cultural-historical significance of the work of Johannes Schreiter: Freedom from dialogue. In: Literaturmarkt-info. March 28, 2015, accessed March 14, 2020 .
  12. The glass painter as a film star. In: . November 18, 2011, accessed March 14, 2020 .