Günther Förg (* 1952 in Füssen/Germany, † 2013 in Freiburg/Germany), german painter, sculptor and photo artist. He studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in the class of Karl Fred Dahmen from 1973 to 1979. He had his first exhibition in the gallery Rüdiger Schöttle in Munich in 1980. In 1992 Förg showed works at the documenta IX. From 1992 to 1999 he taught at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. He was awarded with the Wolfgang-Hahn-Award in 1996. From 1999 he was professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. The Sinclair-Haus in Bad Homburg showed 100 works of Förg in 2010.

1952 born in Füssen/Allgäu  
1973-1979 Studies art at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich  
1992-1999 Professor for Painting at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe  
1993 Mariage with Ika Huber  
1996 Wolfgang-Hahn-Preis  
1999-2013 Professor for Painting and Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich  
2003 German Medal of Merit  
2013 died in Freiburg/Breisgau  
aquarelle bronze casting chalk pastel drawing color field painting drawing installation monochrome painting mural painting object oil painting paint coating painting photografic printing photography shaped canvas sketch
acrylic fixative acrylic paint acrylic primer aluminum aluminum stretcher basket blanket blockboard bowl bronze bucket burnt sienna calico canvas canvas, primed chalk chalk pastel comic book copper cotton duck dispersion paint door leaf drawing charcoal dry pigment glass, indefinite gouache (paint) gypsum hardboard (HDF board) hessian lead map masonite mattress medium-density fiberboard (MDF board) metal, indefinite mirror neon tube newspaper oil paint oil pastel pallet paper, indefinite particle board pigment, indefinite plywood PMMA (acrylic glass) polyester polyester fabric siccative silicate mineral paint strainer synthetic resin paint tempera tinting point wall paint wallpaper paste wood, indefinite


[1] Bruce Weber: Günther Förg, German Artist Who Made Modernism His Theme, Dies at 61, New York Times, 2013

[2] Kurzbiografie Günther Förg von Daniela Balogh und Adelheid Sonderegger (accessed on 18.04.2020)

Further Sources

Siegfried Gohr: Wie Bilder sprechen... Zur Malerei von Günther Förg, in: Günther Förg. Bilder / Paintings 1973-1990, hrsg. von Thomas Groetz, Berlin: Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publication, 2004, S. 33-36