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George Meisterman

George Meisterman

George Meisterman (born June 16, 1911 in Solingen, † June 12, 1990 in Cologne) was a German painter, draftsman and graphic artist. He created over a thousand stained glass windows at around 250 locations in Europe. Meistermann taught as a professor at the Frankfurt Städelschule, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and at the Düsseldorf Art Academy.

1911 born in Solingen
1932 - 1933 studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy with Heinrich Nauen, Matard and Werner Heuser
1933 Discontinuation of studies and exhibition ban
1940 - 1941 drawing teacher at the Solingen high school
and 1943
1944 Destruction of almost all early paintings in the war
1949 moved to Cologne; Karl Ernst Osthaus Prize
1950 Blevin Davis Prize; Member of the newly founded Deutscher Künstlerbund
1951 Culture Prize of the City of Wuppertal
1953 guest lecturer at the Landeskunstschule in Hamburg;
Head of the class for free graphics at the Städelschule in Frankfurt a. M
1955 Grand Art Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia;
Participation in the Documenta I in Kassel
1956 first prize for "The best glass picture from the Mittinger glassworks" in Darmstadt
1958 prize for glass painting at the Biennale in Salzburg
1959 Grand Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany;
Participation in the Documenta II in Kassel
1960 Professor at the Art Academy in Karlsruhe
1964 lectureship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich
1967 - 1972 President of the German Association of Artists
1974 culture prize of the city of Solingen
1975 State Prize of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate
1981 Grand Cross of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany
1982 Slevogt Medal from the State of Rhineland-Palatinate
1984 Romano Guardini Prize of the Catholic Academy in Munich
1986 Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia;
Appointed honorary member of the Düsseldorf Art Academy
1989 State Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
1990 Federal Cross of Merit with shoulder ribbon
Died in Cologne in 1990

Gallery Marianne Hennemann