Karl Stachelscheid

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Karl Stachelscheid (born June 23, 1917 in Duisburg ; † May 6, 1970 Düsseldorf ) was a German painter.


After completing an apprenticeship as a painter and house painter, Karl Stachelscheid attended the Wuppertal Master School for the craftsmanship, painting and colored wall design department. In 1934 he was accepted at the free art school for painting and graphics founded by Hans Carp in Düsseldorf. Here he studied under the direction of Jo Strahn until 1939, and then continued his studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academy , first in the class of W. Schmurr, and later with Julius Paul Junghanns , until 1945. In the post-war period, study trips to Luxembourg, Tyrol, Italy and the USA shaped him. In 1953 he received a scholarship from the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft in the BDI .

Karl Stachelscheid is buried in the Düsseldorf North Cemetery.

Artistic development

His artistic development after 1945 is characterized by a solution from Rhenish Impressionism. He experimented with Cubism , Expressionism , Informel and with figurative and abstract mixed forms. It was figurative art on the threshold of abstraction. Technically, he mastered many methods, materials and forms of expression. With KS you can wander through the middle of the twentieth century and see how the changing impulses and art developments of this time rubbed off catalytically on him and how he integrated the different currents in a free and open style and continued to paint them for himself.



  • 1938: Christmas exhibition of Düsseldorf artists, November 27th to December 24th
  • 1942: Winter exhibition of Düsseldorf artists
  • 1947: Düsseldorf art exhibition, September 14th to November 30th
  • 1949: Exhibition of the Düsseldorf artist group 1949 in the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
  • 1951: Big Christmas exhibition of the artists from Rhineland and Westphalia, Ehrenhof Düsseldorf
  • 1966: The small format, paint box
  • 1966: Winter exhibition of the fine artists of North Rhine-Westphalia, December 5, 1965 to January 2, 1966
  • 1971: 20th Winterau

Individual evidence

  1. Ars Viva


Gerhard Klüsener: Karl Stachelscheid-Der kleine Wilde , Klueoverlag, Düsseldorf 2012, ISBN 978-3-00-039053-1