Biography

1908

Was born January 26th in Munich

1926-1929

Architectural studies at the Munich Kunstgewerbeschule as disciple of Eduard Pfeiffer

1933-1935

Architectural studies at the Munich Staatsbauschule

1940-1944

Military service at the eastern front in Poland and Russia; from 1943 on, deployment as a war painter in Ukraine and, from 1944 onwards, in Greece; autodidactic studies in war diaries and first egg tempera-paintings

1949

Co-founder of the artist group ZEN 49

1949-1962

Work as a freelance architect

1951

Received the Domnick Award of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

1959

Salomon-Guggenheim Award, New York

1965-1976

Professorship of painting at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf

1968

Was awarded the Burda Award

1970

Member of the Berlin Art Academy

1979

Honorary member of the Staatliche Kunstakademie Dusseldord

1983

Member of the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste in Munich

1986

Gold Medal at the 8th Norwegian International Graphics Biennale in Fredrikstad

1988

Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

1989

Honorary Prize for Culture awarded by the State Capitol Munich

1992

Rubens Prize of the city of Siegen

1993

Honorary Member of the Munich Akademie der Bildenden Künste; Was awarded the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art

1998

Golden Honor Medal of the State Capitol Munich

2009

Rupprecht Geiger died December 6th in Munich