Rupprecht Geiger

Vita Rupprecht Geiger


1908 Born in Munich, son of the painter and graphic artist Willi Geiger


Studies of architecture at the Kunstgewerbeschule Munich with the neoclassical Eduard Pfeiffer


Apprenticeship as a bricklayer in Munich


Studies of architecture at the Staatsbauschule Munich


Work in various architectural offices in Munich, among others with Oswald Eduard Bieber


Military service at the eastern front in Poland and Russia, autodidactic studies of painting


Co-founder of the artist group ZEN 49 (until 1957)


Work as self-employed architect together with his wife Monika Geiger
1951 Design of the facade at Munich's central station as first public order in the range of "Kunst am Bau" (art within architecture)


Honorary member of the "Staatliche Kunstakademie", Düsseldorf
On the occasion of his 100. birthday numerous exhibitions and retrospectives, amongst others Städtische Galerie in the Lenbachhaus Munich, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen


deceased on 6. December in Munich


Exhibitions (selection)

  • Rot ist Schön, Museum of Contemporary Art Siegen (2008)
  • Retrospective im Lenbachhaus, Munich (2008)
  • Farbe tanken für neue Energie, Haus der Kunst, Munich (2007)
  • Stunde 0: Rupprecht Geiger und Hilla von Rebay, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2005)
  • 25th Biennale in São Paulo, Brazil (2002)
  • Rot Gelb Blau, Kunstbau der Städtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich (1998)
  • Russian Museum, St. Petersburg (1994)
  • Druckgrafik und Zeichnungen, Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim (1982)
  • Retrospective im Lenbachhaus, Munich (1978)
  • Malerei und Graphitzeichnung, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (1967)

Works in public collections (selection)

  • Lenbachhaus, Munich
  • Rupprecht Geiger Archiv, Munich
  • H2 - Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast, Augsburg
  • Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
  • Kunsthalle Schweinfurt
  • Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
  • Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen
  • Daimler Contemporary, Berlin´
  • MoMA, New York