Uwe Pfeifer

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Uwe Pfeifer (born February 14, 1947 in Halle ) is a German painter and graphic artist.

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Pfeifer, who grew up in Halle (Saale), learned after high school use recruiters . From 1968 to 1973 he studied at the University of Graphics and Book Art in Leipzig with Werner Tübke , Hans Mayer-Foreyt and Wolfgang Mattheuer . After completing his studies, he returned to his hometown and was given a lectureship in lithography at the Burg Giebichenstein art college from 1975 . In 1982 his work was featured in the DEFA documentary City Landscapes .

A first work complex was time-critical images of life in a newly built city. In 1976 and 1978 he traveled to Mongolia , which was reflected in his paintings and graphics as an additional theme. With his realistic painting style, he was a member of the Realists' Association for a few years until 1997 .

He has lived in his hometown of Halle since graduating. He has 2 children, of whom the son Tobias took the artistic path again, he is a sculptor.

Works (selection)


  • 1978 Prize of the Ministry of Culture
  • 1984 Art Prize of the City of Halle (Saale)
  • 1988 Handel Prize from the Halle District Council
  • 2002 Audience Award at the Great Art Exhibition in Halle in the Villa Kobe Art Gallery
  • 2009 Hallescher Art Prize

Publicly owned works

  • Berlin State Museums, National Gallery
  • State Gallery Moritzburg, Halle
  • State Museum Schwerin
  • State Luther Hall, Wittenberg
  • Lindenau Museum Altenburg
  • State museums Meiningen
  • Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen
  • State Art Collections Dresden
  • Brandenburg Art Collection, Cottbus
  • Querfurt Museum
  • Municipal gallery, Eisenhüttenstadt
  • Potsdam Sanssouci Palace and Gardens Foundation
  • Potsdam Museum, Potsdam
  • Ludwig Museum, Budapest
  • Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau
  • Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Museum of Young Art, Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Bernburg Castle Museum
  • House of Representatives, Berlin
  • Art possession State of Saxony-Anhalt
  • Collection Ludwig, Oberhausen
  • Schreiner Collection, Berlin
  • Seitz Collection, Reutlingen
  • Jaeschke Collection, Bochum

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