1928, Dusseldorf2003, Dusseldorf

Biography

1928

Born on July 9 in Dusseldorf

1948

Gaul begins a sculpture apprenticeship

1949-1950

Studies Art History and German Studies at the University of Cologne

1950-1953

Studied under Willi Baumeister and Manfred Henninger at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart

1955

Becomes a member of “Gruppe 53”

1956

First solo exhibition at Galerie Wolfgang Gurlitt in Munich

1957

First solo exhibition in Dusseldorf at “Galerie 22”

1958

Art Prize of Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft

1959

Participation in documenta II, Kassel

1962

Solo exhibition at Robert Elkon Gallery, New York

1964

Villa Romana Prize, Florence

1964/65

Visiting Lecturer at Staatliche Kunstschule Bremen and in 1965/66 at Bath Academy and at Regional College of Arts, Hull

1977

Participation in documenta 6, Kassel

1978

Kunsthalle Kiel organizes a retrospective of his prints on the occassion of the publication of the Catalogue Raisonné of his prints and objects

1982

Pinacoteca di Macerata shows a retrospective of his drawings

1984

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia appoints him professor h.c.

1987/88

Retrospective of the works on paper, Museum Morsbroich

1994

Lovis-Corinth-Award

2003

Winfred Gaul dies in Düsseldorf-Kaiserswerth on May 3rd