Nikolaus Gerhart

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Untitled, Street of Sculptures , St. Wendel , 1986

Nikolaus Gerhart (born November 30, 1944 in Starnberg ) is a German sculptor.


Gerhart initially trained as a stonemason and stone sculptor. From 1969 to 1975 he then studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich . Since 1998 he has held a professorship for sculpture there and from 2004 to March 2010 he was its rector and president. In 2008, together with Walter Grasskamp and Florian Matzner, he was the author of the extensive publication 200 Years of the Academy of Fine Arts Munich .

In each of his works Gerhart tries to make a certain property of the material stone tangible for the observer.

Gerhart is a member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts and the German Association of Artists . He lives and works in Munich.



Opened Granite II (1992), Munich
Stone sculpture, Gasteig, Munich

Solo exhibitions

  • 1992: Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid, Städtische Galerie Göppingen, sculpture ensemble in front of the Bavarian State Archives
  • 1990: Installation, production halls of the Second German Television, Munich-Freimann (with Robin Schulkowsky)
  • 1989: Galerie Walter Storms, Munich

Group exhibitions

Working in public space

  • 1986 Untitled . Street of Sculptures (St. Wendel)
  • 1988 Horizontal-Vertical , Philippsruhe Palace Sculpture Park , Hanau
  • 1988 Wall project on Dachauerstraße . Location: Westfriedhof, Dachauerstraße, Munich
  • Granite II , Munich, opened in 1992
  • 1995 Openwork stones and horizontal cuboids . Student residence, Dr.-Gessler-Str., Regensburg
  • (Year?) Stone sculpture . Gasteig, Munich


  • Städtische Galerie Göpping (ed.): Nikolaus Gerhart - rooms in stone . City of Göppingen, Kunsthalle, 1992
  • Nikolaus Gerhart - Raw, stone, construction. Society for Contemporary Art, Augsburg, 1996
  • Gerhart, Nikolaus . In: Supreme Building Authority Munich (Hrsg.): Bildwerk Bauwerk Artwork - 30 years of art and state building in Bavaria . Bruckmann, Munich 1990, ISBN 3-7654-2308-4 , p. 30-31, 32, 36 .

Individual evidence

  1. Members "G" / Gerhart, Nikolaus (accessed on August 3, 2015)

Web links

Commons : Nikolaus Gerhart  - Collection of images, videos and audio files