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Felix Schlenker

Work in the collection: Felix Schlenker, nail picture, 1972, nails, acrylic on wood, 65 x 65 cm

Felix Schlenker was a German painter, graphic artist and object artist. The beginnings of his work show clear references to Klee. It was not until 1958 that he produced his first material paintings. His monochrome pictures represent a central aspect of his work, but also the rowed arrangement of coarse horseshoe nails on hard fiber or chipboard. In addition to these non-representational works, Schlenker also made watercolors, which he himself considers important because they give insight into a time that has disappeared. In addition to his own artistic work, he also worked as a collector. Shortly before his 90th birthday Schlenker died and the planned exhibition on this occasion was realized by Margit Biedermann as a “homage” in Donaueschingen.

born 1920 in Schwenningen
1939-1945 military service
1945-1978 Primary and secondary schools in the subject of pictorial design
1960e he years of foundation “Kleine Galerie Schwenningen”
1960-1991 Regular participation
1966 Gallery Wirth he exhibited his “Nail Paintings”, Berlin
1967 Participation in the exhibition “Serial Formations” in the Studio-Gallery of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main
1992 S Donation of the Felix Schlenker Collection for the City of Villingen-Schwenningen
deceased 2010 in Schwenningen

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