Rudolf Kugler Biography

Rudolf Kugler




Rudolf Kugler, painter, printmaker, and sculptor, was born in Berlin, Germany in 1921. He studied at the University of Applied Arts in Berlin from 1946 to 1947 with Hans Speidel, and then at the Academy of Fine Arts under Max Kaus until 1954. During this time he studied abroad throughout Spain, Greece, Egypt, and stayed extensively in Rome and Paris. He took a position as a professor of art at the Berlin Academy of Art in 1956 where he taught until 1986.


Group Exhibitions

1950: Berlin artist, Bonn; "Berliner Neue Gruppe", Kunstverein Hannover

1953: "German Graphics of the 20th Century", Reykjavík; Exposition Internationale des Academies des Beaux Arts, Milan

1954: "Berliner Neue Gruppe", Kunstverein Hannover; Recent German Graphic Arts, Dublin; Arte Alemán Actual, Mexico City; Recent German Graphic Art, New Zealand

1955: III. Biennale, São Paulo; Grafika i Crtezi, Yugoslavia; Gagdas alman Desen ve Grafik, Turkey

1956: Giovani Pittori, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome; Recent German Graphic Art, Australia; Tysk Grafik i Dag, Sweden

1957: German printmaking, Japan; Biennale 57, Paris

1st Biennale Internationale de Gravure, Tokyo

Recent German Graphic Art, Pakistan

1958: Jeunes peintres d'Allemagne, Lucerne Museum of Art; German Graphic Art, Korea; New German graphic, Grenchen (Switzerland)

1959: "documenta 2", Kassel; contemporary Berlin artist, Beethovenhalle Bonn

1960: Artistas Berlineses Contemporáneos, Madrid; German Art of Today, Rangoon; Contemporary Prints from Germany, Oregon (USA); Berlin Center of Artistic Freedom, Recklinghausen, Vienna, Berlin

1961: II. International Triennial of Colored Graphics, Grenchen (Switzerland); IV. Exposition Internationale de la Gravure, Ljubljana

1962: The 30th Exhibition of the Japan Prints, Tokyo; Painted postcards and letters of German artists, Altonaer Museum Hamburg

1963: Arte Gráfico Alemán de Hoy, Latin America

1970: V. International Triennale, Grenchen (Switzerland)

1984: City Museum Kobe (Japan)


Solo Exhibitions

1952: Kunstverein Hamburg (together with Dietmar Lemcke ); Bookstore Heller, Munich

1953: Gallery Palmes, Paris

1956: Gallery Gerd Rosen, Berlin; Galerie Dr. med. E. Hauswedell, Hamburg; Art Cabinet Hanna Griesebach. Heidelberg

1957: Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren

1958: Kunstverein Kassel; Blade Museum, Solingen; Galerie Niepel, Dusseldorf; Gallery Gerd Rosen, Berlin

1959: Kunstkabinett Neuburger, Duisburg

1960: Galerie Schmücking, Brunswick; Landesmuseum Oldenburg

1961: Galerie Dr. med. E. Hauswedell, Hamburg; Monday Gallery Reiner Zimmermann, Marburg

1962: Carus Gallery, New York; Municipal Gallery Schloss Oberhausen; German Art Council: Cultural Institutes in Cairo, Alexandria, Kabul, Damascus, Aleppo, Lattaquie, Homs

1963: Goethe Institute, New York; Kunstkabinett Neuburger, Duisburg

1965: Gallery Enrique M. Velasco, Pasay City (Philippines); House on the Lützowplatz , Berlin, catalog.

1966: Gallery dr. E. Hauswedell, Baden-Baden; Galerie Boisserée, Cologne; Art Cabinet Trojanski, Dusseldorf

1967: Galerie Bremer, Berlin

1970: Galerie Dr. med. E. Hauswedell, Baden-Baden; Böttcherstrasse, Bremen; Galerie Bremer, Berlin

1971: Galería Ivan Spence, Ibiza; Art Cabinet Trojanski, Düsseldorf

1972: Galerie Bremer, Berlin

1973: Galerie Schmiedel, Quadrath-Ichendorf

1974 - 1980: Galerie Bremer, Berlin

1981: Galería Es Molí, Ibiza; Galerie Schmiedel, Bergheim

1982: Galerie Bremer, Berlin; Modern art gallery, Königswinter; HS Gallery, Heidelberg; Galería Es Molí, Ibiza

1985 - 1989: Galería Es Molí, Ibiza; HS Gallery, Heidelberg; Galerie Bremer, Berlin

1990: GalerÃa Tres d'Oros, Palma de Mallorca; HS Gallery, Heidelberg

1991: Braun and Schmidt, Wuppertal; Galerie Bremer, Berlin

1992: House on the Lützowplatz, Berlin, factory exhibition 1950-1992; Galerie Bremer, Berlin; HS Gallery, Heidelberg

1998: Galería Es Molí, Ibiza

2001 - 2002: HS Gallery, Heidelberg

2006: Galería Es Molí, Ibiza; HS Gallery, Heidelberg

2012: Galerie Münzing Claassen, Berlin


Kugler died in 2013.