Wille Schenk painter and graphic artist 1901 – 1981

„Ausschlaggebend für die künstlerische Aussagekraft ist nicht allein das zeitnahe Thema, sondern die vorwärts weisende zeitbedingte Kunstform.“ (Wille Schenk 1947)

CV of painter and graphic artist Will Schenk

1901 born in Dortmund
1920 – 1922 Studied at the School of Applied Arts Dortmund
1922 – 1924/25 Studied at the Art Academy Königsberg/Pr., Master student with professor Degner
1925 – 1931 Work as a freelance artist and art teacher in Berlin
1931 – 1939 Settlement in Lübben i. Spreewald, Artistic creation as “inner emigration”, Teaching as an art teacher
1939 – 1945 Military service
1945 – 1946 Escape from Soviet captivity to West Germany/ Dortmund
1946 – 1948 freelance painter and graphic artist
1948 – 1960 Kunstpädagogische Tätigkeit
1948 – 1980 freelance painter and graphic artist
1981 Death

Bibliography of Wille Schenk

Cornelia Bering, Wille Schenk (1901-1981), Existenzkunst im Spannungsfeld von Welt und Ich, Essen 1990, ISBN 3-89206-355-9 Die Abkürzung “WV” unter den Bildern auf den folgenden Seiten steht für das Werkverzeichnis nach Cornelia Bering, a.a.O., S. 267 ff. KUNSTRÄUME, Heft 1 / 1991 Wille Schenk, ISSN 0940-0605

Notes on the artistic work

There are 3 films (on DVD) about the work of Wille Schenk, which can be accessed via the contact address if interested. Inhalt Vita (Overall view of the work) YAMA (History of an abstraction process) Kirmes – Sum of the old age work All works of the artist can be purchased. Contact: daniel.graefen@snafu.de