Emil Schumacher

25. 6.-30. 9. 1993

Cankarjev dom Gallery

Emil Schumacher, 10/1990, 1990, colour aquatint; recipient of the Grand Prix d’Honneur, 19th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, 1991.

Photo: Željko Stevanić. MGLC Archive.

The exhibition included sixty-six prints made between 1960 and 1993. Emil Schumacher was a German painter and graphic artist and an important representative of Abstract Expressionism in post-war Germany. He reached his artistic peak after 1960, but retained his artistic vitality throughout his long life. He was also one of the most prominent German graphic artists. The technique that best suited his temperament was colour aquatint because it allows for a gestural painting approach, the building of images with colour surfaces and the use of various textures. A survey exhibition at Cankarjev dom provided a comprehensive insight into his printmaking from his Art Informel peaks in the 1960s to his latest mature works, in which germs of a figure emerge out of an abstract foundation.