* 3 May 1948 in Kölleda (Thuringia); † 8 October 1992 in Berlin
German paintress and graphic artist
Together with Dieter Goltzsche, Wolfgang Leber, Klaus Roenspieß and others, Brigitte Fugmann belongs to the artists of the ‘Berliner Schule’. She is always enthusiastic about things tangible, visible. Views of Berlin, landscapes and portraits are in the centre of her creative work.
From 1969 to 1974, Brigitte Fugmann studies painting at the art academy in Berlin-Weißensee; her teachers are Arno Mohr, Eberhard Bachmann, Fritz Dähn and Walter Womacka. Having obtained a university degree, the paintress becomes a member of the GDR’s Association of Visual Artists. In the years from 1974 to 1976 she goes on study tours to the Soviet Union, to Hungary and Bulgaria. From 1977 to 1980, Brigitte Fugmann works as a part-time lecturer in evening classes at the art academy of Berlin-Weißensee. In the following eight years, she performs commissioned work for several municipal districts of East Berlin; a mission that, among other things, documents the reconstruction of historically important places and buildings. At the same time, she, until 1989, is in charge of several art classes in the city’s art centres where she – until 1987 together with the artist Robert Rehfeld – teaches nude drawing and silk screen painting in the workshop ‘Palette Nord’ in Berlin-Pankow. In 1989 and 1990, the artist stays for a study tour in the Belgian coastal town Knokke-Heist. From 1974 on, Brigitte Fugmann takes part in art exhibitions of Berlin’s municipal districts, in the exhibition ‘Junge Künstler der DDR’ in Frankfurt (on the Oder), and in a group exhibition in Venice. Posthumously, her works are shown in numerous group exhibitions in Berlin and Spain. Works by the artist are to be seen at the Stadtmuseum and Bode-Museum in Berlin, at the Kunstdepot Burg Beeskow, and in private collections.