Fritz Winter Fritz Winter - Biography
Fritz Winter is regarded one of the most important representatives of abstract painting in Germany. The former mining worker studied at the Dessau Bauhaus. Based on these impressions, which can be observed in his works all through his life, Fritz Winter's paintings developed from initially figurative notions to abstract relinquishings that illustrated the artist's emotional world shaken by war and war captivity. The artistic exchange within the group "ZEN 49", of which he was a co-founder, was also extremely fruitful for Fritz Winter's oeuvre. One of Fritz Winter's main works, the cycle "Triebkräfte der Erde" [Earth's Impetuses], was made during a furlough due to injury in 1944 and allegorically depicts organic growth processes. The fascinating range of his creation has been in the focus of numerous exhibitions, among others, in the Munich 'Pinakothek der Moderne'. Additionally, numerous renowned collections as well as the Fritz-Winter-House in Ahlen honor the work of the multiple documenta participant.