Lothar Schneider (caricaturist)

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Lothar Ralf Schneider (* 1943 in Falkenberg / Elster ) is a German caricaturist / graphic artist.

life and work

Schneider attended elementary and middle school from 1950 to 1960 and then completed an apprenticeship as a measurement and control mechanic by 1963. In addition, from 1961 to 1963 he attended the evening academy of painting, graphics and free design at the Bauhaus Dessau . From 1964 to 1966 he worked as a mechanic and was trained in drawing and graphic technology at the distance and evening academy of the Leipzig University of Graphics and Book Art . The first publications followed in 1965, alongside the study of constitutional law. He has been a full-time caricaturist and press illustrator since 1972, and since 1971 he has been a member of the GDR's Association of Visual Artists . After its dissolution in 1990, he became a member of the 1991Federal Association of Visual Artists (where he resigned in 2005) and in 1995 the international society of fine arts. In 1996 he was a founding member of the artist group Kopfweide , to which Dieter Claußnitzer, Gerhardt Knabe, Wilfried Schmidt and Franz-Peter Biniarz also belonged for a time.

Schneider works mainly in the field of press drawings and free graphics. He had personal exhibitions in Lübben , Luckau , Leipzig , Potsdam , Berlin , Munich , Weimar , Cottbus , Beeskow , Zinnowitz , Rostock , Fono (Italy), Katwik (Netherlands), Szeged (Hungary), Zelena Gora (Poland), Højer Sogn ( Denmark) and Trollhättan (Sweden) etc. He was also involved in exhibitions in the following locations: Fürstenwalde / Spree , Guben , Hanover , Mainz , Wiesbaden , Stuttgart , Cologne , Ankara (Turkey), Istanbul (Turkey), Legnica (Poland), Sydney (Australia), Brussels (Belgium), Jonzac (France), Sofia , Gabrovo (both Bulgaria), Turin (Italy) and Madrid (Spain) a. a. Schneider has been working under the artist name LORAS since 2003.

He lives in the Radensdorf district of Lübben .


  • Kurt Flemig : Caricaturist Lexicon . Saur, Munich [u. a.] 1993, ISBN 3-598-10932-6 , p. 253.
  • Reinhard Pfeiffer: From Hannes Hegen to Erich Schmitt. Lexicon of cartoonists, press and comic artists of the GDR . Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 1998.

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