Markus Lüpertz
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1941
Born April 25 in Liberec, Bohemia

1948
Family emigrates to Rheydt, Rhineland in the West

1956-61
Studies at the Werkkunstschule Krefeld with Laurens Goosens Educational stay at Kloster Maria Laac (Kreuzigungsbilder) Works as a coalminer for one year Further studies in Krefeld and at the Academie Düsseldorf Works in road construction Travels to Paris

1962
Moves to Berlin Begins series of “Dithyrambic” paintings

1964
Opens Galerie Grossgörschen 35 in Berlin with the exhibition Dithyrambische Malerei

1966
Publishes “Art that gets in the way. Dithyrambic Manifesto.”
1968 Publishes the manifesto “The Grace of the 20th Century is rendered
visible by the dithyrambs I have invented”

1970
Lives for one year in Florence on a prize from the Villa Romana

1971
Awarded German Critic’s Association Prize

1974
Participates in the 1st Berlin Biennale Guest lecturer and professor at the Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe

1975
Publishes first collection of poems, “9 x 9”

1977
Completes wall painting for the Ruhleben crematorium in Berlin Withdraws participation in documenta 6

1981
Publishes collection of poems “und ich spiele, ich spiele...”

1982
Participates in documenta 7 Completes stage design for the opera “Vincent” by Rainer Kunad at the Staatstheater Kassel Publishes collection of poems “Ich stand vor der Mauer aus Glas”

1983
Designs set for the opera “Werther” by Jules Massenet at the Ulm Theater (before the premiere the stage design was removed at the request of the performers) Teaches at the Sommerakademie in Salsburg Publishes the anthology “Gedichte

1961-1983,
Auswahl” 1984 Travels to New York, publishes “New York Diary 1984” On the occasion of the exhibition in the Wiener Sezession, publishes the text “Bleiben Sie sitzen Heinrich Heine”.

1986
Professorship at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

1989-90
Designs church windows for the gothic choir in the cathedral in Nevers, France

1990
Receives Lovis Corinth Prize of the Artist's Guild, Esslingen

1991
Designs set and costumes for the opera "The Storm" by Frank Martin at the Bremen Theater Publishes book “Poems and Lithographs”

1999
Begins work on “Vanitas” cycle 2000
Provides three sculptures for Palace Bensberg First presentation of the “Vesper” cycle in the exhibition Lost Paradise Lost. Art and religious space, Hannover 2005 Completes first of twelve cathedral windows for “Machabäerchor” at St. Andreas Cathedral, Cologne Markus Lüpertz currently lives and works in Düsseldorf and Karlsruhe

Exhibitions

1964
Dithyrambische Malerei, Galerie Grossgörschen 35, Berlin

1966
Galerie Potsdamer, Berlin Art that gets in the way. Dithyrambic Manifesto, Galerie Grossgörschen 35, Berlin

1968
Galerie Hake, Cologne Galerie Michael Werner, Berlin The Grace of the 20th Century is rendered visible by the dithyrambs I have invented, Galerie Rudolf Springer, Berlin

1969
Lϋpertz. Westwall, Galerie Hake, Cologne Galerie Benjamin Katz, Maison de France, Berlin Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin

1972
Galerie der Spiegel, Cologne

1973
Galerie im Goethe-Institut, Provisorium, Amsterdam Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden

1974
Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne

1975
M.L. - 13 neue Bilder, Galerie Neuendorf, Hamburg Markus Lϋpertz ‘Apocalypsis Dithyrambic,’ 1973 and Drawings, Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne

1976
Markus Lϋpertz. Bilder

1972-76,
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne Markus Lϋpertz. 12 1975 Pictures, Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne

1977
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven Kunsthalle Bern Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne Kunsthalle Hamburg Galerie Neuendorf, Hamburg

1978
Galerie Gillespie-Laage, Paris Galerie Helen van der Meij, Amsterdam Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich Arte Fiera, Bologna Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne

1979
Kunsthalle Köln Barry Barker Gallery, London Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1980
Galerie Heiner Friederich, Munich
Dr. Stober, Berlin Galerie Rudolf Springer, Berlin
Galerie Helen van der Meij, Amsterdam
Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne
1981
Waddington Galleries, London Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Galerie Springer, Berlin
Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne
Galleri Riis, Oslo

1982 documenta 7
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne
Galerie Gillespie-Laage-Salomon, Paris
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Galerie Springer, Berlin
Galerie Reinhard Onnasch, Berlin

1983
Musée d'Art Moderne, Strasbourg Waddington Galleries, London Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna Galerie Maeght, Zurich Galerie Thaddaeus J. Ropac, Salzburg Kestner Gelleschaft, Hannover Daadgalerie, Berlin Marian Goodman Gallery, New York Galerie Springer, Berlin XVII São Paulo Biennale Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 1984 Waddington Galleries, London Wiener Sezession, Vienna Galerie Maeght, Zurich Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne Galerie Springer, Berlin Mary Boone/Michael Werner Gallery, New York Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich 1985 Galerie Ulysses, Vienna Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne Galerie Meyer-Ellinger, Frankfurt Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg 1986 Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich Galerie Maeght Lelong, Paris Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Orangerie, Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin Galerie Springer, Berlin Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg Galerie Maeght Lelong, Zurich Waddington Galleries, London Mary Boone/Michael Werner Gallery, New York 1987 Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg 1988 Galleria Due Ci, Artemoderna, Rome Galerie Lelong, Zurich Kunsthalle zu Kiel und Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstverein, Kiel Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Helsinki Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco 1989 Galerie Lelong, Paris Obalne Galerije Piran, Ljubljana Kunstverein Arnsberg Haus am Waldsee, Berlin Abbaye Saint-André, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Meymac Maximilianverlag, Sabine Knust, Munich Galleria In Arco, Turin Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne 1990 Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan Galerie Lelong, Zurich Mary Boone Gallery, New York Villa Redenta, Spoleto Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin Galerie Philippe Guimiot, Brussels

1991
Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid Cleto Polcina Artemoderna, Rome Michael Werner, New York Runkel-Hue-Williams_Ltd., London Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne Städtische Galerie im Prinz-Max-Palais, Karlsruhe

1992
Galerie Springer, Berlin Galerie Lelong, Zurich

1993
Kunstmuseum Bonn Museum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg Michael Werner Gallery, New York Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne

1994
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig/Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna German Art 1964-1994, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg Galerie Lelong, Zurich Kunst und Kunstgewerbeverein Reuchlinhaus, Pforzheim Centre Cultural Contemporani Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca 1995 Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Augsburg Gerhard Marcks-Haus, Bremen Galerie der Stadt, Stuttgart Museo de Arte Moderna, Bolzano Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne Galerie Montenay, Paris 1996 Galerie Beaumont, Luxembourg Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf Museum of Modern Art, New York Michael Werner Gallery, New York Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne Locks Gallery, Philadelphia 1997 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey Musée de Picardie, Amiens Städtisches Museum Leverkusen Bayerische Hypotheken und Wechsel Bank, Munich La scultur des peintres, Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich Maximilianverlag, Sabine Knust, Munich Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich Museum in der Alten Post, Mülheim an der Ruhr Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne Neue Galerie der Stadt, Linz Michael Werner Gallery, New York Knoedler & Co., New York