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Friedrich Kallmorgen – Master of the landscape

Grötzingen, GER
2.6. - 30.6.2024

Friedrich Kallmorgen – Master of the landscape / Meister der Landschaft

Friedrich Kallmorgen , painter, graphic artist and co-founder of the Grötzingen artists’ colony, died 100 years ago on 2 June 1924. Various events will be held in Grötzingen in June in his honour and memory. The Freundeskreis Badisches Malerdorf, the Heimatfreunde Grötzingen and the local administration have put together a joint programme.

It starts on Sunday, 2 June, at 11 a.m. with a vernissage at the Heimatfreunde in the rooms of Schultheiß-Kiefer-Straße 6. The exhibition “Friedrich Kallmorgen – Master of Landscape” will be on display every Sunday until 30 June from 2 to 6 p.m.

Reading and storytelling evening on 16 June

On Sunday 16 June at 5 pm, the Friends of the Badisches Malerdorf in cooperation with the Grötzingen local administration invite you to an evening of reading and storytelling. Jutta Leyendecker will read from Friedrich Kallmorgen’s book “Leben und Streben” as part of the “Kultur im Bürgersaal” event series. Visitors are invited to tell their own stories about their relationship with Friedrich Kallmorgen. The Bürgersaal of the town hall is open for this purpose.

The Grötzingen local administration invites interested parties to a tour entitled “A landscape painter’s perspective – Friedrich Kallmorgen and his Grötzingen”. Simone M. Dietz will take you on a short discovery tour through Grötzingen on Sunday, 23 June, at 5 pm and on Thursday, 27 June, at 7 pm. It is the beauty of the everyday that fascinated the artist Friedrich Kallmorgen. Walking through the village streets and alleyways, looking into the backyards or wandering through the surrounding meadows and fields, he saw something special in nature and people everywhere.

All events are free of charge and were made possible by the Cultural Office of the City of Karlsruhe.