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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