* 16 August 1881 in Munich; † 18 May 1944 in Horn near Füssen (Upper Bavaria)
Fritz (Friedrich Bernhard) Stuckenberg belongs to the pioneers of Classical Modern Art.
Having learned the trade of a theatre painter, he studies from 1903 on at the art academies of Weimar and Munich. In 1907 he moves to Paris, where he, from 1909 on, exhibits in the famous French salons and joins the Société de la Peinture Moderne. In the autumn of 1912 he goes to Berlin. Here, he meets Herwarth Walden and the Sturm circle. Together with Rudolf Bauer, Georg Schrimpf and others he, in 1916, takes part in the Sturm Galerie’s exhibition “Der Sturm – deutsche Expressionisten”. In 1919 he joins the November Group. In 1920, together with Paul Klee and Johannes Molzahn, he has an exhibition in the art association of Jena, and six more exhibitions with the November Group in other German cities. At the request of Walter Gropius, he offers a lithograph for the third Bauhaus portfolio in 1921. After his first solo exhibition in Bremen, in 1923, he presents his works in New York, Philadelphia, Moscow, Leningrad, and Paris. Together with Marc Chagall and Otto Modersohn he exhibits in Herbert von Garven’s gallery in Hannover. In 1928 and 1930, he participates in the Great Berlin Art Exhibition, and in 1929 and 1931 – in the “Juryfreien Kunstschau”. In the years that follow he falls into isolation, and his work - into oblivion. The National-Socialist cultural policy excludes him from national exhibitions, defaming his art as “degenerate”.
Since 2008 there has been a permanent show of “masterpieces of the Stuckenberg art collection” in the municipal art gallery of Delmenhorst.