Adolf Luther

Biographical data
* 25 04 1912 | Krefeld-Uerdingen
† 20 09 1990 | Krefeld

Works by Adolf Luther


Adolf Luther

1912
Born in Krefeld-Uerdingen
   
1914
Moves to Essen
    
1928
Begins an apprenticeship in administration Essen
    
1938
Studies law in Cologne; Joins the army
   
1940-1942
Studies for First State Exam in Law at Bonn University on special leave from the front
    
1942
Studies for doctoral thesis; Begins painting, first perception of light as independent reality
    
1943
Awarded doctorate of law at the University of Bonn
   
1945
Return to Krefeld after 4 weeks in American captivity
    
1947
Legal clerkship in Düsseldorf
   
1948
Passes Second State Exam in Law; Appointed to the legal office of the town of Krefeld
    
1955/56
Appointed judge at the Administrative Court in the town of Minden.
    
1957
Appointed to the Administrative Court of Düsseldorf; Resigns his post in October
    
1958
Creates colour field paintings, collages
    
1962
Creates first light and glass objects
   
1965
Creates glass and lens objects
    
1970
Creates first laser objects
   
1979
Awarded the title of professor by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
   
1982
Awarded the Thorn-Prikker Medal by the town of Krefeld
   
1987
Retrospective exhibition to mark his 75th birthday in Bremen
    
1989
Awarded Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia
Founding of the Adolf-Luther Foundation
    
1990
Granted honorary citizenship by the town of Krefeld
Final major exhibition at the Galerie Neher, including exterior works (catalogue)
    
Adolf Luther dies on September 20, 1990 in Krefeld.

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