Biography

1902

Born June 11, 1902 in Berlin

1924

Introduces himself to Carl Hofer with three paintings and is included in Kunstakademie in Berlin a year later

1928

Ends his studies

1937

The Nazis confiscate 10 works by Nay from public property

1939

Nay gets to know the art dealer Hanna Bekker vom Rath

1940-1945

Participates in world war in South France and Brittany, during which he creates small watercolours and drawings

1949

Beginning of his "Fugalen-Bilder"

1951

Relocates to Cologne

1952

First experiments with "rhythmic paintings"

1955

Lichtwark-Award in Hamburg

1956

Großer Kunstpreis by the country of North Rhine-Westphalia

1959

Works on numerous watercolours on Mykonos island

1964

Award by the city of Berlin

1968

Ernst Wilhelm Nay dies April 8, 1968 in Cologne