Ruth Baumgarte

1923 - 2013

1923 Born at Coburg, Bavaria, Germany
Coming from an old theater family she grew up in Berlin as the
daughter of the actor and UFA administrative director Kurt Rupli and actress Margret Kellner-Conrady
1938 Kunstschule des Westens (Art School of the West),
Emmy Stalmann, Berlin
1941 - 44 Studies Painting and Graphics at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Art Academy) in Berlin under Professors Gerhard Ulrich, Carl Michel, Wilhelm Tank, Hermann Franzke and Kurt Wehlte
During her education she was regular associate of the
Kaskeline-Zeichentrickfilm-Atelier (Kaskeline studio for animated films)
in Berlin
Change to a master‘s studio at the
Staatliche Industrie- und Kunstgewerbeschule (Art Academy) at Sonneberg in Thuringia, because the Berlin Art Academy had to be evacuated as a consequence of World War II
1945 Return to Berlin
1946 Moves to West Germany (Bielefeld)
1947 onw. Freelance painter and graphic artist
Many books and other publications illustrated by Ruth Baumgarte appear
First exhibitions nationally and internationally
1950 onw. Numerous travels to Scandinavia, Southern Europe, Asia, the USA and regularly to Africa
Many encounters and friendly relations with well-known artists and personalities from culture, politics and economics
1970 onw. Member of the Bundesverband Bildender Künstler
(BBK: Federal Association of Visual Artists) and Lippischer Künstlerbund (LKB: Lippe Artists‘ Association)
1975 onw. Own gallery: Das Fenster (The window) in Bielefeld
1980 onw. Annual stay for several months in Africa
1986 Jointly responsible co-founder of Samuelis Baumgarte Gallery, Bielefeld
2012 Establishment of Kunststiftung Ruth Baumgarte
(Art Foundation Ruth Baumgarte)
2013 7th February Ruth Baumgarte dies at her home in Bielefeld