Ruth Baumgarte

1923 - 2013


Born at Coburg, Bavaria, Germany

Coming from an old theater family she grew up in Berlin
as the daughter of the actor and the later UFA director Kurt Rupli
and actress Margarethe Kellner-Conrady


Private Kunstschule des Westens(Private 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.
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Change to 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


Return to Berlin


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


Jointly responsible co-founder of Samuelis Baumgarte Gallery, Bielefeld


Establishment of Kunststiftung Ruth Baumgarte (Art Foundation Ruth Baumgarte)


7th February Ruth Baumgarte dies at her home in Bielefeld