Fathwinter (May 23, 1906 in Mainz , † June 27, 1974 in Düsseldorf), was an artist of the informal style .
From 1924 to 1927 he studied at the State School for Arts and Crafts in Mainz and in 1929/30 in evening classes at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main. During the National Socialist period he was banned from exhibiting. His evacuation to Murnau in 1942 led to a closer acquaintance with Gabriele Münter and an examination of Wassily Kandinsky ‘s work. From 1946 he was associated with the artist group Der Rote Reiter in Traunstein. From 1949 he worked under the name Fathwinter (Compilation of the first letters of the first names). From 1955 he lived and worked in Duesseldorf, Germany. Fathwinter was a member of the Deutscher Kuenstlerbund, in which exhibitions he took part from 1954.
1953: Art Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany
1961: Swiss Grand Prix, gold medal
1971: State Prize for Painting of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate