Dieter Krieg (born May 21, 1937 in Lindau ; † November 26, 2005 in Quadrath-Ichendorf ) was a German painter.
Krieg studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe as a student of HAP Grieshaber and Herbert Kitzel . He belonged to a group of painters with independent, individual profiles. Here are Heinz Schanz , Hans Baschang , Walter Stöhrer and Antes Horst to call. The influence of these teachers on this group was of great importance. From 1971, Krieg received teaching positions at the Art Academy in Karlsruhe and at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. In 1978, Krieg became a professor at the Düsseldorf Art Academy . Dieter Krieg was a member ofGerman Association of Artists . He lived and worked in Quadrath-Ichendorf, a district of Bergheim . Krieg is one of the most important painters of the second half of the 20th century.
Curtain, 1994, acrylic on canvas, 375 × 345 cm
Dieter Krieg already caused a sensation in the early 1960s with the radical gesture of his painting. Together with the artists mentioned above, Krieg is one of the representatives of the New Figuration , which opposed the primacy of abstraction prevailing at the time with the representation of the human figure. Each did this in his own way; there was no schooling. In 1966, Dieter Krieg received the German Youth Prize in Baden-Baden for his body depictions, which were tied and bandaged beyond recognition. He was one of the strongest and most idiosyncratic painters of his generation.
Carried by a constantly renewing impetus and with a willingness to take risks on all sides, a work was created in the following four decades whose position repeatedly startled, disturbed and not only met with unanimous approval in art criticism. It stirred minds and provoked a wide variety of reactions. But the success and the high reputation that Krieg experienced over the years could not only be seen in the numerous national and international exhibitions, but also in the teaching post as professor at the traditional art academy in Düsseldorf. From his almost twenty-five years of teaching experience, numerous students with great international careers have emerged.
1966: German Youth Art Prize for Painting, Baden-Baden
1968: Prize of the organizers of the Danuvius 68 Biennale, Bratislava
1969: Art Prize of Böttcherstraße in Bremen
1970: Art Prize of the City of Darmstadt
1985: Karl Ströher Prize , Frankfurt
1989: Art Prize of the State of Vorarlberg
1991: Prize for Artists in Baden-Baden from the Society of Friends of Young Art Baden-Baden
1993: Hans Thoma Prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg
1998: Hans Molfenter Prize of the City of Stuttgart
2006: posthumous Cologne Fine Art Prize
2010: Posthumous Eckart Witzigmann Prize for the cultural topic of food in art