ARTISTS / Art after 1945
Horst Janssen

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1929Born in Wandsbek near Hamburg.
1946-1951studies with Alfred Mahlau in the class for free and applied graphics at the Landes-Kunstschule Hamburg, today's HFBK.
1947first autodidactic expressionist attempts in the technique of woodcutting
1951scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation
1952Lichtwark scholarship holder; he leaves the Landes-Kunstschule involuntarily
1952-1960Commissioned work (including oil paintings) for the colored paper manufacturer Guido Dessauer in Aschaffenburg. First occupation with lithography.
1957first "Flur" exhibition with large-format color woodcuts
from 1957intensive occupation with the etching technique, guided by Paul Wunderlich
1964art award of the city of Darmstadt
1965-67first exhibition at the Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover (the exhibition travels from January 1966 to January 1967 to Hamburg, Darmstadt, Stuttgart, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Lübeck, Basel and Munich); awarded the Edwin-Scharff Prize of the City of Hamburg to Janssen and Paul Wunderlich
1968Participates in the 34th Venice Biennale, Janssen receives the 1st prize for international graphic art there
1969-1972Travels to Scandinavia and Ticino, landscape becomes a new artistic motif for Janssen
1975Schiller Prize of the city of Mannheim
1978Poster exhibition at the Oldenburg City Museum; Biermann-Ratjen Medal of the City of Hamburg
1980Exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, USA
1983-1985Touring exhibition in the USA
1990Janssen is awarded the Oldenburg Prize of the Oldenburgische Landschaft (Oldenburg landscape)
1991Exhibition of the "Bobethanien" landscapes in the Albertinum in Dresden; touring exhibition in Japan and Norway; honorary citizenship of the city of Oldenburg
1995died in Hamburg
Horst Janssen found his unmistakable profile in drawing and etching. He wanted to live the maximum, just as he felt capable of creating the maximum as a draftsman and graphic artist. In this high tension Horst Janssen has his fears and his desires as freely shoot as the addictions alcohol and pills.
In the works of the portfolio "Hanno's Death" Janssen plays on 23 self-portraits on the occasion of the typhoid chapter from Thomas Mann's "Buddenbrooks" the disintegration as a result of the disease. In the 1970s and 1980s, a magnificent series of color etchings, some of them in large format, was created, printed by Hartmut Frielinghaus with the greatest sensitivity and mastery of craftsmanship.
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