Wolfgang Kermer

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Wolfgang Kermer (born May 18, 1935 in Neunkirchen (Saar) ) is a German art historian , art educator , author , editor and university professor . From 1971 to 1984 he was rector of the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart . He was the founder and editor of the series of publications Akademie-Mitteilungen , contributions to the history of the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and the workshop series .

Live and act

Childhood, youth and education

Wolfgang Kermer is the son of the Austrian Kapellmeister Franz Kermer (1893–1936) and his wife Luise Kermer, née Kunz. At the age of one he lost his father to the long-term effects of an injury from the First World War . Wolfgang Kermer spent his childhood and youth in Neunkirchen an der Saar, where he attended the Bach School and then the Gymnasium am Krebsberg. He started taking piano lessons at the age of six.

Kermer's artistic interests were promoted by his drawing teachers Ernst Germer and Wolfram Huschens . At the age of 19 he made his debut as a painter and draftsman with a solo exhibition in the Neunkirchen city library. In 1955 and 1956 he took part in the exhibitions "The Young in the Country" organized by Wilhelm Weber in the Museum of the City of Homburg .

After graduating from high school in 1956, he studied at the State School for Arts and Crafts in Saarbrücken with Peter Raacke , Oskar Holweck and as a guest with Otto Steinert and at the Saarland University with Josef Adolf Schmoll called Eisenwerth and in 1957 switched to the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart , where he studied art and craft education, painting and graphics with Hannes Neuner , Peter Steiner , Christoff Schellenberger and Rudolf Yelin . Hannes Neuner, whose classes he attended in Stuttgart, had a particular influence on his artistic work. In 1959 he studied art history at the École du Louvre in Paris with a grant from the French government . It was at this time that he met KRH Sonderborg in Paris and was drawn to the expressive freedom this artist achieved with his etchings made in Hayter's studio 17. After the test in work in 1959, two years later he passed the state examination for artistic teaching at grammar schools at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. From 1956 to 1962 he studied philosophy and education at the University of Saarland and later at the TH Stuttgart .

Artistic activity

After his drawings and etchings found a positive response at the “Palatinate Prize for Graphics 1958” in Kaiserslautern and the “Young Artists” exhibition at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart 1960, Kermer was accepted into the Neue Gruppe Saar in October of the same year and accepted from 1961 to 1963 their exhibitions in Saarbrücken, Tübingen and Zweibrücken. In 1963 he took part in the group's catalog edition with graphic works by the members. The then Ministry of Culture, Education and Public Education in Saarbrücken as well as private collections acquired examples of his “art informel” related work. From 1961 he was a member of the Association of Visual Artists Württemberg (VBKW) for several years.

1961 to 1962, at a time when the Frankfurter Zimmergalerie Franck, the Graphisches Kabinett Saarbrücken and the Book Service Eggert in Stuttgart showed solo exhibitions of Kermer's graphic works and examples of his painting were represented in the exhibition of the Württemberg art association "German Art Prize of the Young 1962" , he was artistic and scientific assistant at Maximilian Debus at the chair for drawing and modeling of the TH Stuttgart and taught within the basic theory for design and drafting in particular the subjects writing and life drawing for prospective architects. Kermer was last present with prints in the touring exhibition "Neue Deutsche Graphik", started in 1962 and shown in 28 cities of the Federal Republic, with painting together with Horst Linn in 1964 in the Galerie Elitzer Saarbrücken and at the annual exhibitions of the Artists 'Association of Baden-Württemberg and the Saarland Artists' Association.

Second degree and doctorate

From 1962 studied Kermer at the University of Tübingen art history minor in pre- and early history and cultural geography . In 1966 he received his dissertation Studies on the Diptych in Sacred Painting: From the Beginnings to the Middle of the Sixteenth Century: with a catalog at the University of Tübingen with the title magna cum laude for Dr. phil. PhD . In 1967 he published the first inventory of monuments that have been handed down and that have been lost to the present day.

Professorship and rectorate at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart

Since 1966 he has taught art history at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, from 1970 as a lecturer, from 1972 as professor and chair holder. From 1971 to 1972 he was chairman of the Württemberg regional association in the Association of German Art Educators . In November 1971, the Grand Senate of the Stuttgart Academy elected Kermer Rector, an office he held until 1984. “An uncomfortable rector,” wrote the Stuttgarter Nachrichten on the occasion of the submission of his report on accounts for 1972, in which Kermer summarized his ideas about the reform of the academy and “finally demanded action from the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs” after “the legal basis of the Academy constitution [..] from the Administrative courts repeatedly called into question ".

Kermer founded the series of publications Akademie-Mitteilungen (1972–1978) as well as contributions to the history of the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart (1975–2004), to which the WerkstattReihe (1996–2006) was added later . He was both editor and editor-in-chief, and at the same time made contributions as author.

In 2008 Kermer began to publish the series of publications Die Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart in the mirror of the press . The first two editions refer to the years of university political tension 1970 and 1971

In 1975 he founded the Academy Collection , which he was in charge of on a part-time basis until 1997 and whose first balance he showed in 1985 in the form of a year-round presentation of major works at the Ministry of Science and Art in Stuttgart. Also in 1975 he curated the joint exhibition appearance of the newly formed "Free Art" group in the Great House of the State Theater Stuttgart with works by Herbert Baumann , Gunter Böhmer , Paul Uwe Dreyer , Uli Günther , Rudolf Haegele , Rudolf Hoflehner , Alfred Hrdlicka , Erich Mansen , KRH Sonderborg and Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen . "Karl Rössing for his 80th birthday" was the title of the 1977 exhibition at the Academy of main exponents of the "Rössing School" such as Wolfgang Gäfgen , Christine Heuer , Heinrich Heuer , Friedrich Meckseper , Walter Rabe , Malte Sartorius , Günter Schöllkopf and Hans Peter Willberg . The events organized by Wolfgang Kermer include, in particular, the exhibitions dedicated to Willi Baumeister for several years , which addressed various facets of his work: Willi Baumeister: lithographs and etchings, printed by Erich Mönch (1975), Hommage à Baumeister (1979), Willi Baumeister: Typography and advertising design (1989 and 1990). Kermer saw in these events "also a kind of reparation on the part of the academy, at which [...] Baumeister had a difficult position after the war". A number of publications on Baumeister mark a focus of Kermer's scientific work.

As part of the series of international artist encounters with Richard Hamilton , Roland Goeschl , Arnulf Rainer and Oswald Oberhuber , which he organized in the early 1980s , in 1981, in conjunction with Walter Pichler , he realized a retrospective for the first time at the Academy, including all of the Austrian artist's architectural projects . At the same time, a monographic description about Bernhard Pankok , and this also belonged to the overall picture of the Stuttgart Art School to be conveyed, referred to one of the great pioneers of modern art education before the Bauhaus .

The appointments of Alfred Hrdlicka, Paul Uwe Dreyer, Jürgen Rose , Heinz Mohl , Arno Votteler , Albrecht Ade , Rudolf Schoofs , Jürgen Brodwolf and Wolfgang Gäfgen made a significant contribution to the expansion of the university's personnel and professional skills during Kermer's rectorate . The course extensions during Kermer's rectorate include the introduction of the subject "animation film" and its workshop equipment by Albrecht Ade (1980), the establishment of an "Institute for Interior Architecture and Furniture Design" (today the "Weißenhof Institute Interdisciplinary Forum for Architecture, Raum + furniture ") by Arno Votteler (1980) and the establishment of a first under the provisional name" broadening trusses "started training component of a place of the prospective art teachers to be studied scientific Beifachs, a study offering that in the further course in particular by Sotirios Michou later to his Form developed under the name “Intermediales Gestalten”.

In 1984, at the end of his tenure as rector, Wolfgang Kermer presented a report on the status and structure of the academy, the individual specialist groups, their staffing and the workshop equipment.


Wolfgang Kermer has presented his private work as a collector of contemporary art, glass and ceramics in various exhibitions since the 1970s. It is thanks to the friendly relationship with Erwin Eisch that his studio glass collection was donated to the Frauenau Glass Museum in 1982 . On the occasion of his 70th birthday in 2005, he gave the Städtische Galerie in his hometown Neunkirchen (Saar) an extensive collection of mainly graphic sheets with the works of colleagues and artist friends dedicated to him at the end of his rectorate. Further donations, including a selection of his own works, were made in 2010 together with the long-lost graphic cycles of the Neunkirchen painter and graphic artist Fritz Arnold and in 2011 with the exhibition Stuttgart Encounters III . A permanent exhibition from the Kermer donation has been taking place in the municipal gallery in Neunkirchen in the KULT cultural center since December 2015. In 2016 he donated two works by the Jewish Stuttgart painter Alice Haarburger , murdered by the Nazis , to the city of Reutlingen , whose fate he first drew attention to in 1987 in the official journal of the city of Stuttgart.

After the Frauenau Glass Museum, which was preceded by the Modern Ceramics from France - Kermer Collection in 2008 , the Theodor Zink Museum in Kaiserslautern in 2014/15 once again provided works from the Kermer Collection with the exhibition Modern Ceramics from France 1970 to 2000 Overview of the special features of French ceramics at that time. In 2018, the collection with works by around one hundred artists went to the city of Sarreguemines under the title Céramique française 1970–2000: Donation France et Wolfgang Kermer .

Resumption of artistic work

Since his retirement in 1997, Wolfgang Kermer has again devoted himself to experimental photographic work in addition to scientific work, which he began in 1956 with abstract photography ( photograms ). Numerous works are in the possession of the Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen. Solo exhibitions of his photographic work took place in Stuttgart ( TH Stuttgart , Architecture Faculty, 1961; Institut français Stuttgart , 1983), Ambérieu-en-Bugey (Médiathèque La Grenette, 2003), Vesoul (Salle des Ursulines, 2005), Bourbonne-les-Bains (Center Borvo, 2008) and in Saarbrücken (Elitzer Gallery, 2012).

He had to give up the critical complete edition of Willi Baumeister's writings, which was already in progress, in 2009 due to illness.

Wolfgang Kermer is married to France Kermer . He lives in Kusel and in Cendrecourt .

Awards and honors

  • 1984: Awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon
  • 2004: Appointment as honorary senator of the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart "in recognition of his services to art and the academy"

Fonts (excerpt)

  • Studies on the diptych in sacred painting: from the beginnings to the middle of the sixteenth century: with a catalog. Stehle, Düsseldorf 1967, DNB 482300930 (Philosophical dissertation at the University of Tübingen [day of the oral examination: February 27, 1966], 302 pages of text, 209 pages of catalog, 220 pages of images). Table of contents: http://digitool.hbz-nrw.de:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=3725392
  • Herbert Strässer : sculptures, sculptures, reliefs, drawings. Book printing and publishing house Karl Funk, Saarbrücken 1968, OCLC 839000906 .
  • Glass pictures: work of the glass workshop. State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, Stuttgart 1974.
  • From the class for general artistic education: Professor Hugo Peters . State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, Stuttgart 1976.
  • Gunter Böhmer at the Stuttgart Art Academy. Edition Cantz, Stuttgart, Bonn, Vienna 1987, ISBN 3-922608-47-7 .
  • Walter Brudi : graphics, painting. (together with Georg Kurt Schauer , Peter Steiner and Werner Sumowski) Belser, Stuttgart a. a. 1987, ISBN 3-7630-2080-2 .
  • Willi Baumeister: Typography and advertising design. Edition Cantz, Stuttgart 1989, ISBN 3-89322-145-X . (with catalog raisonné)
  • Jörg F. Zimmermann . Glass-Artist - Verre contemporain. (together with Wolfgang Berger, Heike Heimann, Wolfgang Schneider, Peter Schmitt) Arnoldsche, Stuttgart 1993, ISBN 3-925369-28-7 . (Text German / English / French)
  • About Baumeister: the artist and teacher in the judgment of his students. State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, Stuttgart 2006 (= WerkstattReihe , edited by Wolfgang Kermer, 15), ISBN 3-931485-77-3 .
  • Fritz Arnold : The graphic work 1917–1920. With a foreword by Nicole Nix-Hauck and a contribution by Nina Pirro. Published by the Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen on the occasion of the gift and exhibition Fritz Arnold: The graphic work 1917–1920. June – August 2010, M & G media agency and publishing house, Saarbrücken 2010, ISBN 978-3-941715-03-5 .

Editing and editing

Literature (excerpt)

  • Wilhelm Weber : Light in the Dark: To Wolfgang Kermer's exhibition in the graphic cabinet . In: Saarbrücker Zeitung , August 31, 1961
  • Georg W. Költzsch : Informal Art: Exhibition Wolfgang Kermer / Horst Linn. Galerie Elitzer, September 1964 . In: Saarheimat, 8th year, issue 10, October 1964, p. 312/313
  • Kermer Rector of the Art Academy. In: Stuttgarter Zeitung , November 18, 1971
  • Ernst Peter Grimm: The new rector of the Stuttgart Art Academy: Dr. Wolfgang Kermer: He can only move forward. In: Stuttgarter Nachrichten , November 19, 1971
  • Gerd Meiser: A living chapter of Neunkirchen's history: "SZ" series: Careers outside the district boundaries - Today: art historian Wolfgang Kermer . In: Saarbrücker Zeitung, Neunkircher Rundschau, February 22, 2002, p. B 1 / NK
  • Nikolai B. Forstbauer: For the historical conscience of the Stuttgart Academy: the art historian Wolfgang Kermer on his 70th birthday . In: Stuttgarter Nachrichten, No. 112, May 18, 2005, p. 16
  • Who is who?  : the German Who's Who; Federal Republic of Germany = The German who's who = Le who's who allemand. LII 2015/2016 . Lübeck: Schmidt-Römhild, 2015 ISBN 978-3-7950-2055-2 , p. 487
  • Günter Scharwath: The large lexicon of the Saar region: biographical directory of visual artists in the Saar region from all disciplines and periods . Saarbrücken: Geistkirch, 2017 ISBN 978-3-946036-61-6 , pp. 504–505
  • Anne-Claire Meffre: France et Wolfgang Kermer: En voyage entre l'art et le feu . In: La Revue de la Céramique et du Verre, No. 230, janvier-février 2020 ISSN  0294-202X , pp. 60–63

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Robert Hahn: The Saarland mountain music: the mountain bands. Saarbrücken, Minerva-Verlag Thinnes & Nolte, 1969, pp. 30-31.
  2. ^ Hans Staut: Wolfgang Kermer exhibition in the reading room. In: Saarbrücker Zeitung, December 7, 1954.
  3. Hans Staut: The young Wolfgang Kermer exhibits. In: Saarländische Volkszeitung , December 8, 1954.
  4. ^ The boys in the country: Saarland young artists introduce themselves. Museum of the City of Homburg, January 22 to February 20, 1955, no. 105-107 (fold-out brochure).
  5. ^ The boys in the country: paintings, graphics, sculptures, ceramics. Museum of the City of Homburg, July 7 to 29, 1956, No. 106–116 (fold-out brochure).
  6. Hannes Neuner and his basic teaching: a further development of the Bauhaus preliminary course. Exhibition catalog, Bauhaus Archive , October 19 to December 2, 1973, Berlin 1973, with illustrations of various samples of Kermer's work, but, as in all other cases, without proof of name.
  7. When both later met as professors at the Stuttgart Academy and KRH Sonderborg was Vice-Rector of the university for four years while Wolfgang Kermer was rectorate, the mutual and collegial contact deepened. Various friendly dedications on graphic works by Sonderborg, which are in the possession of the Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen , provide evidence . See: Wolfgang Kermer: inventory catalog. Municipal Gallery Neunkirchen. Catalog: Wolfgang Kermer; Nicole Nix-Hauck. Neunkirchen 2011, ISBN 978-3-941715-07-3 , pp. 154-155.
  8. Kermer's "Werkbuch" (unique), the approval work for the practical and theoretical examination in workmanship, is in the possession of the Württemberg State Library in Stuttgart. Baden-Württemberg Library Service Center, accessed on December 22, 2018
  9. ^ The Palatinate Prize for Graphics 1958. Exhibition catalog Pfälzische Landesgewerbeanstalt Kaiserslautern, November 22 to December 21, 1958.
  10. ^ Exhibition “Young Artists”: Karl Peter Blau, Heidi Foerster, Gottfried Gruner , Wolfgang Kermer, Gerd Neisser , Irmela Röck. Exhibition catalog Württ. Kunstverein Stuttgart, Schellingstrasse 6, June 3 to 26, 1960, cat. 56-70.
  11. new group saar saarbrücken - arte al borgo palermo. Exhibition in the hall of the Ministry of Culture in Saarbrücken, November 1963 (catalog, 250 copies).
  12. ^ GR: Pictures and bronzes: exhibitions at Franck and Appel in Frankfurt . In: Frankfurter Rundschau , March 16, 1961.
  13. ^ Wilhelm Weber: Licht im Dunkel: To Wolfgang Kermer's exhibition in the Graphisches Kabinett . In: Saarbrücker Zeitung, August 31, 1961.
  14. ^ WM: Plastic graphics: Wolfgang Kermer at Eggert . In: Stuttgarter Nachrichten, No. 57, March 8, 1962, p. 7; The artwork , 9 / XV, March 1962, ill. P. 31.
  15. ^ German Youth Art Prize 1962: oil paintings, watercolors, gouaches . Exhibition cat. Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart 1962, cat.- no.76, 77.
  16. Neue Deutsche Graphik - exhib.-cat., Ed. from the working group modern graphics, Frankenthal / Pfalz, 1962, pp. 20–21.
  17. ^ Georg W. Költzsch : Informal Art: Exhibition Wolfgang Kermer / Horst Linn. Galerie Elitzer, September 1964 . In: Saarheimat, 8th year, issue 10, October 1964, pp. 312-313.
  18. ^ Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg: 10th annual exhibition July 5 to September 6, 1964: painting and sculpture . Württembergischer Kunstverein, art building on Schlossplatz, p. 64, cat.-no. 99, 100.
  19. ^ Saarländischer Künstlerbund: Annual exhibition 1964 . Exhibition cat., Saarbrücken 1964, No. 85 (loose enclosed exhibition directory).
  20. "[...] Au très important texte de l'ouvrage s'ajoute un catalog raisonné contenant 166 notices suivies, chacune, d'une abondante bibliographie et de 296 illustrations qui se rapportent soit aux œuvres décrites, soit aux analogies. La matière s'y trouve distribuée en plusieurs groupes d'après divers types, leur origine et leur cheminement topographique et chronologique. Elle se divise en sept gros chapitres traitant du haut Moyen-Age occidental, art byzantine du XIe au XIVe siècle, écoles d'Italie du XIIIe au XVe siècle, l'Allemagne du XIVe au début du XVIe siècle et l'Espagne. Avec une seule et l'Espagne œuvre. Quant à la France, elle est représentée par le diptyque de Rabastens (Musée de Périgueux), les deux diptyques du legs Carrand au Bargello de Florence et celui de Simon Marmion du Musée de Strasbourg. [...] “In: La Chronique des arts: supplément à la Gazette des Beaux-Arts , no. 1208, September 1969, p. 17th
  21. On the tasks and position of the subject of art history represented by him at the Stuttgart Academy: Wolfgang Kermer: Kunstgeschichte . In: The State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart: a self-portrayal . Stuttgart: Edition Cantz, 1988 ISBN 3-89322-005-4 , p. 243.
  22. ^ StZ: Kermer Rector of the Art Academy . In: Stuttgarter Zeitung , No. 265, November 18, 1971, cited above. according to: Wolfgang Kermer (Ed.): The State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart in the mirror of the press 1971 . Stuttgart 2008, p. 26.
  23. Ernst Peter Grimm: An uncomfortable rector: Academy boss Wolfgang Kermer presents an annual report in 1972: He finally wants to see action from the Ministry of Culture . In: Stuttgarter Nachrichten, No. 37, February 13, 1973, p. 10.
  24. ^ Wolfgang Kermer: Series of publications of the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart: Academy communications 1972–1978; Contributions to the history of the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart 1975–2004; Workshop series 1996–2006 . [Stuttgart]: [State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart], 2008 entry in the Baden-Württemberg state bibliography , accessed on January 9, 2018
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  27. ^ Karl Diemer: On the Rector's loneliness: the art collection of the art academy has its premiere in the midnight building . In: Stuttgarter Nachrichten, No. 31, February 6, 1985, p. 11.
  28. Karl Rössing on his 80th birthday: Exhibition by former students: Robert Förch ... October 28 to November 30, 1977 / State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. [Exhibition and catalog: Wolfgang Kermer]
  29. An overview in: Wolfgang Kermer: "1968" and the reform of the academy: From the student unrest to the reorganization of the Stuttgart Academy in the seventies . Ostfildern-Ruit: Cantz Verlag, 1998 (= contributions to the history of the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, edited by Wolfgang Kermer; 9) ISBN 3-89322-446-7 , pp. 247–249.
  30. Wolfgang Kermer: Willi Baumeister: Lithographs and etchings, printed by Erich Mönch . State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, October 20 to November 8, 1975 (leaflet with foreword and list of exhibits). Library Service Center Baden-Württemberg , accessed on January 21, 2018. The exhibition was the first event at the Academy dedicated to Willi Baumeister.
  31. Hommage à Baumeister: Klaus Bendixen , Karl Bohrmann , Peter Brüning , Bruno Diemer, Peter Grau , Klaus Jürgen-Fischer , Emil Kiess , Eduard Micus , Herbert Schneider, Peter Schubert , Friedrich Seitz, Ludwig Wilding . State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, March 2 to 31, 1979. Catalog: Wolfgang Kermer. Entry in the state bibliography of Baden-Württemberg , accessed on January 9, 2018
  32. Art. And design. Remarks by Peter von Kornatzki on the occasion of an exciting documentary "Willi Baumeister: Typography and Advertising Design" . In: form, Zeitschrift für Gestaltung, Heft 129, I – 1990, pp. 55–58. Entry in the state bibliography of Baden-Württemberg , accessed on January 9, 2018
  33. Interview with Wolfgang Kermer at the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart . In: 100 years of Willi Baumeister , Zyma, Sindelfingen, Verlag Art-Publishing, 8.1990, issue 1–2, p. 21. Library Service Center Baden-Württemberg , accessed on January 20, 2018
  34. Hans Klaiber: Bernhard Pankok: a picture of life . With a preliminary remark by Wolfgang Kermer. State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, 1981 (= contributions to the history of the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart , edited by Wolfgang Kermer; 4)
  35. Wolfgang Kermer: Data and images on the history of the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart . Stuttgart: Ed. Cantz, 1988 (= verb. Reprint from: The State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart: a self-portrayal . Stuttgart: Ed. Cantz, 1988), o. P. [15, 16].
  36. Wolfgang Kermer: State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart: Position and structure - the specialist groups - staffing . State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, 1984 (Leporello; color illustration Adolf Hölzel: composition , 1931, pastel)
  37. Christina Hackl: Wolfgang Kermer: A great friend of the glass museum: his donation of over 350 glass objects forms the basis of the modern collection - new exhibits presented . In: Der Bayerwald-Bote, June 25, 2005, p. 36.
  38. For Wolfgang Kermer . Stuttgart: State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, 1984.
  39. Cathrin Elss-Seringhaus: Neunkircher Ambition: Industrial history and modern art: Today the “Kult” cultural center opens . In: Saarbrücker Zeitung, No. 289, 12./13. December 2015, p. B 4.
  40. Ceramic Worlds in French: Exhibition opening "Modern Ceramics from France - Kermer Collection" in the Glass Museum . In: Der Bayerwald-Bote, July 2, 2008, p. 29.
  41. ^ Modern ceramics from France 1970 to 2000: from the Kermer collection . Exhibition cat. Theodor-Zink-Museum / Wadgasserhof, Kaiserslautern, October 11, 2014 to February 15, 2015. Series of publications by the Theodor-Zink-Museum, ed. on behalf of the Department of Culture of the City of Kaiserslautern by Jens Stöcker, issue 29 [Texts: Jens Stöcker; Marlene Jochem; France Kermer ; Wolfgang Kermer] Kaiserslautern 2014 ISBN 978-3-936036-38-1
  42. ^ Céramique française 1970–2000: Donation France et Wolfgang Kermer . [Texts: Céleste Lett; France Kermer; Wolfgang Kermer] Sarreguemines, Edition Musées de Sarreguemines, 2018 ISBN 978-2-91375-924-4
  43. Donation by Wolfgang Kermer: inventory catalog . Municipal Gallery Neunkirchen. [Catalog: Wolfgang Kermer; Nicole-Nix-Hauck] Neunkirchen 2011, ISBN 978-3-941715-07-3 , pp. 86–88, 90–92 and 94–97 m. Fig.
  44. ^ Hk [Hans Kinkel]: In the galleries: Art in the showcase . In: Stuttgarter Zeitung, No. 280, December 5, 1961, p. 10. - Small culture diary: Kermer exhibits in Stuttgart . In: Saarbrücker Zeitung, No. 294, December 21, 1961, p. 5.
  45. Federal Cross of Merit for Professor Dr. Wolfgang Kermer . Ministry of Science and Art Baden-Württemberg, press release, No. L 16/1984, Stuttgart, July 10, 1984.
  46. according to the certificate of appointment, issued on May 17, 2004 by Rector Paul Uwe Dreyer ; mir: Guide, field researcher and sponsor: Stuttgart's Art Academy appoints honorary senators and relies on the power of history . In: Stuttgarter Nachrichten, No. 116, May 21, 1984, p. 18
  47. Entry in the Baden-Württemberg State Bibliography , accessed on January 9, 2018
  48. ^ Entry in the state bibliography of Baden-Württemberg , accessed on December 29, 2017