One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jan Peter Tripp

Jan Peter Tripp (* May 15 1945 in Oberstdorf in the Allgäu ) is a German painter and graphic artist .

Life and Work

Jan Peter Tripp is the son of the painter Franz Josef Tripp and his wife Josefa Tripp. Jan Peter Tripp went to Oberstdorf in the elementary school and the secondary school, together with the later writer WG Sebald . The two linked up to Sebald's death in 2001, a deep friendship, and Sebald dedicated in his collection of essays lodging in a country house, the last chapter Tripps painting. Tripp made ​​in 1965 in Oberstdorf, the High School and then studied for two years at the Free Art School in Stuttgart in Gerd Neisser . From 1967 to 1970 he attended the Academy in Stuttgart and studied sculpture at Rudolf Daudert . He then spent two years as a master student of painting at Rudolf Hausner . In 1971, he was by the German Academic Exchange Service with a university scholarship in Vienna excellent. The following year he received another award as the scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation . After graduating, Jan Peter Tripp painted for a month in the psychiatric state hospital Weissenau near Ravensburg .  The resulting there etchings made him known nationally. In 1976, he had numerous jobs as a stage designer at the Staatstheater Stuttgart . In 1979, he co-wrote with the artists John Grützke and Arno Waldschmidt the prose work Pantalon ouvert. In 1983 he was awarded by the Foundation Barkenhoff a scholarship from the artist Worpswede and became a member of the German Association of Artists .

Jan Peter Tripp is one of the foremost German exponents of realism . He lives and works as a freelance painter and graphic artist in Central Bergheim in Alsace . Since 1971 he exhibited in many galleries and institutions at home and abroad. [1]

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