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Hermann Albert

1937 born in Ansbach, Franken

1958-64 studies at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig with Prof. Peter Voigt

1964 moves to Berlin

1971 scolarship at Villa Romana, Florenz

1974 assistant lecturer at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

1977 participation at documenta

1981 scolarship Niedersächsischer Kunstpreis

1985 price of the Nord LB, Hannover, since 1985 professor in Braunschweig

Hermann Albert lives and works in Ronzano, Italy, Braunschweig and München

When Hermann Albert moved to Berlin in 1964, there was a strong feeling among intellectuals, that figurative painitng was defined by the hateful Stalin doctrine that determined how and what artists were supposed to paint: they were to worship the working class and its achievements and they were to do so in portraits, stillives and landscapes in a heroic style. However in West- Berlin a young generation of painters, among them Baselitz, Hödicke, Lüpertz and Albert, thought that figurative art of the 20ies, like German Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit were important painterly traditions of the 20th century and they felt the urge to continue in that tradition. Soon they found support, with more figurative tendancies in American art:, especially pop art, but as well a return to more figuration as one can see in the works of the late Jackson Pollock.Lokking back to the time, it is interesting to see the influence of Tom Wesselmann in Albert's early work, where it is combined with German Neue Sachlichkeit of the twenties and thus leads to another important source of inspiration: pittura metafisica and de Chirico. In the eighties, the isolation of figurative painters from Berlin turns to acceptance. It is only than that Balthus and Klossowski are internationally noticeable, that Garouste in France, Freud and Auerbach in England or Chia, Cucchi, Clemente in Italy are greeted enthousiastically with figuative art. Already than Albert has moved to another sphere of thought. While in his early works he is preoccupied with everyday life, he now moves to a representation of the eternal values in the human condition: beauty, silence, metaphorical expression.

Exhibitions: (selection)

1967 Galerie Grossgörschen, Berlin

1969 Galerie Poll, Berlin

1970 Galerie Poll, Berlin Galerie Cournels, Baden-Baden Galerie Niepel, Düsseldorf

1972 Galleria L'Indiano, Florenz (Katalog) Galleria Schubert, Mailand

1973 Galerie Mewes, Hamburg Galerie Leske, Hamburg 1974 Galerie Der Spiegel, Köln A.H. Grafik, Stockholm Galerie Poll, Berlin

1975 Galerie Buchholz, München (Katalog) Galerie Mewes, Hamburg Galerie Der Spiegel, Köln

1976 Galerie Buchholz, München

1977 Galerie Buchholz, München

1978 Galerie Poll, Berlin

1979 Galerie Buchholz, München

1981 Galerie Poll (Katalog) Neuer Berliner Kunstverein Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin (Katalog) Galleria Toninelli, FIAC, Paris

1982 Galerie Hermeyer, München

1983 Galerie in der Böttgerstrasse, Bremen Raab Galerie, Berlin (Katalog) Galerie Huber, Genf

1985 Raab Galerie, Berlin (Katalog) Sander Gallery, New York Totah Gallery, London

1986 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco Sprengel Museum Hannover Raab Galerie, Berlin

1987 Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Mailand

1988 Galerie Oniris, Digione Roger Ramsey Gallery, Chicago Raab Galerie, Berlin (Katalog) Raab Gallery, London

1989 Galerie im Hofmeisterhaus, Bremen

1990 Galérie Michèle Sadoun, Paris

1991 Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Mailand (Katalog)

1993 Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Mailand (Katalog) Abbazia di San Gregorio, Sammlung Monzino, Venedig (Katalog)

1995 Galerie Mönch, Bremen Villa Romana, Florenz Galleria Il Polittico, Rom (Katalog) Kunstverein Braunschweig (Katalog)

1996 Palazzo Ducale, Revere (Katalog)

1998 Galleria della Scudo, Verona (Katalog) Galerie Mönch, Bremen

1999 Galerie Burkhard H. Eikelmann, Essen (Katalog) Galleria d'Arte Poggiali & Forconi, Florenz (Katalog)