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Franzke, Andreas 1938-

FRANZKE, Andreas 1938-

PERSONAL: Born September 27, 1938, in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland); son of Walter and Erna (Gloede) Franzke; children: Hendrikje, Titus. Education: Attended University of Heidelberg, 1962-63, and University of Würzburg, 1963-64; University of Marburg, Ph.D., 1969. Religion: Protestant.

ADDRESSES: Home—A. M. Rüppurrer Schloss 3A, Karlsruhe D-76199, Germany. Office—Reinhold-Frank-Straße 81, Karlsruhe D-76133, Germany; fax: 72-184-8150.

CAREER: Staatliche Akademie der Bildenen Künste, Karlsruhe, Germany, professor of art history, 1969—, dean, 1988-2000. University of Michigan, guest professor, 1985.


August Lucas (1803-63), Eduard Roether Verlag (Darmstadt, West Germany), 1972.

Jean Dubuffet, Beyeler (Basel, Switzerland), 1975, English translation by Joachim Neugröschel, 1976.

Georg Philipp Schmitt: (1808-1873): e. Heidelberger Maler d. 19. Jh., Müller (Karlsruhe, West Germany), 1977.

(Coauthor) Kalinowski: Zeichnungen, Dessins, Bilder, Tableaux, Caissons, Edition Rothe (Heidelberg, West Germany), 1978.

(Editor, with Michael Schwarz) Christian Boltanski: 17. 1.-5. 3. 1978, Bad. Kunstverein e.V., Karlsruhe, Bad. Kunstverein (Karlsruhe, West Germany), 1978.

Antoni Tàpies Werk und Zeit (title means "The Work and Life of Antoni Tàpies"), Hatje Cantz (Ostfildern, West Germany), 1979.

Jean Dubuffet Zeichnungen (title means "Drawings by Jean Dubuffet"), Rogner & Bernard (Munich, West Germany), 1980.

Dubuffet, translated by Robert Erich Wolf, Abrams (New York, NY), 1981.

Skulpturen und Objekte von Malern des 20. Jahrhunderts (title means "Sculptures and Objects by Painters of the Twentieth Century"), DuMont Buchverlag (Cologne, West Germany), 1982, reprinted, 2000.

(With Günther Wirth) Kunst der 50er Jahre in Baden-Württemberg: eine Ausstellung aus Anlass des 30jährigen Bestehens des Landes Baden-Württemberg, Der Künstlerbund (Stuttgart, West Germany), 1982.

Joan Miró, Skulpturen: 24. September bis 13. November 1983, Städtische Galerie im Prinz-Max-Palais . . . , Die Galerie (Karlsruhe, West Germany), 1983.

Erich Ohser-E. O. Plauen, der Zeichner, 1903-1944: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung, 4. Juli-23. August 1987, Die Galerie (Karlsruhe, West Germany), 1987.

Max Beckmann Skulpturen, Piper (Munich, West Germany), 1987.

Jean Dubuffet: Petites Statues de la vie precaire (includes English translation; title means "Jean Dubuffet: Small Statues of Precarious Life"), Verlag Gachnang & Springer (Stuttgart, West Germany), 1988.

George Baselitz, Prestel-Verlag (Munich, West Germany), 1988, English translation by David Britt, 1989.

Die Bildhauer der Kunstakademie Karlsruhe von 1864 bis heute: Ausstellung im Neubau für Bildhauer, Bismarckstraße 67, 5. bis 14. Juli 1989, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe, West Germany), 1989.

Dubuffet, DuMont Buchverlag (Cologne, Germany), 1990.

Tàpies, Prestel-Verlag (Munich, Germany), 1992, English translation by John William Gabriel, 1992.

Alfred Jensen: Bilder und Arbeiten auf Papier von 1952 bis 1978, Daniel Blau Verlag (Munich, Germany), 1992.

Mark Rothko: Multiforms, Daniel Blau Verlag (Munich, Germany), 1993.

(Editor) Stephan Balkenhol, Plätze, Orte, Situationen, Cantz Edition (Ostfildern, Germany), 1996.

(Coauthor) Alberto Giacometti: Zeichnungen, druckgrafische Unikate und Ergänzungen zum Werkverzeichnis der Druckgrafik von Lust: 17. April-21. Juni 1997, Galerie Klewan, München, Die Galerie (Munich, Germany), 1997.

Lucian Freud, Radierungen (etchings; includes English translation), Kerber Verlag (Bielefeld, Germany), 1997.

(Editor, with Ernst-Gerhard Güse) Jean Dubuffet, Figuren und Köpfe: auf der Suche nach einer Gegenkultur, Hatje Cantz (Ostfildern, Germany), 1999.

Stephan Balkenhol: vor Ort, Hatje Cantz (Ostfildern, Germany), 2001.

Antoni Tàpies Lithographien, Museum moderner Kunst-Stiftung (Berlin, Germany), 2001.

(Editor) Jean Dubuffet: Biographie im Lanfschritt, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig (Cologne, Germany), 2002.

Author of exhibition catalogs and other shorter works, including "Bertholin-Objekte: Badischer Kunstverein e.V., 18. Januar bis 5.Marz 1978," Der Kunstverein (Karlsruhe, West Germany), 1978. Contributor to books, including Picasso: Druckgraphik, illustrierte Bücher, Zeichnungen, Collagen und Gemälde aus dem Sprengel Museum Hannover, by Magdalena M. Moeller, Propyläen (Frankfurt am Main, West Germany), 1986; author of introduction, Chaissac, 1910-1964, Galerie Nathan (Zurich, Switzerland), 1987; and Don Quijote, by Reinhold Metz, Prestel-Verlag (Munich, Germany), 1991.

SIDELIGHTS: Andreas Franzke once told CA: "As a student I became familiar with the art and the ideas of Jean Dubuffet. Later on I became a friend of the artist, and I worked with him for many years. He considerably influenced my ideas about art. In my opinion Dubuffet is one of the leading painters of post-World War II Europe, and his impact and influence on American artists is substantial. He was discovered by collectors and museums in America far earlier than in his native France."



New York Times Book Review, March 28, 1982.

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