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Bernhard Schultze

Schultze is one of the last big names and pioneers of German post-war abstraction. Located between formalist abstraction, action painting, and  tachism he created 1947 the first informal pictures.
In 1957 he created his first "tabuskris" (tabulae scriptae). They oscillate between painting and drawing and will be followed in 1961 by the "Migofs". The artist uses this term for fictional constructions and creatures that exist for him among the creatures of nature.
From 1974 the work of the artist are captured increasingly large size.
Schultze achieved an impressive work of old age until shortly before his death on 14th April 2005.
The painter was honored for his work with a range of prices. 1984 Schultz was awarded the Grand Hessian Art Award, 1986 he received the Lovis Corinth Prize and 1990 the Stefan-Lochner-Medal of the City of Cologne.
The artist's work are devoted to the eighties important exhibitions, such as 1980-81, the comprehensive retrospective in Dusseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt and Saarbrücken and 1984, the retrospective exhibition of works on paper at the Albertina in Vienna and other museums in Germany.
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