Adolf Luther

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

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Vita 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)

1990

Adolf Luther dies on September 20, 1990 in Krefeld.

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