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Peter Rohn
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* 4 January 1934 in Dresden
German painter and graphic artist
Peter Rohn’s realistic pictures are characterized by their dense, narrative features, quite often in combination with criticism and irony. His colour combinations correspond to the peculiar characteristics of his pictorial motifs. For public areas, the artist also created wall paintings on various themes.
From 1953 to 1958 Rohn studies graphic arts and painting at the Leipzig college of creation and book design and at the Dresden art academy under Rudolf Bergander. Since 1960 he has been living in Potsdam, where he ranks among the city’s most distinguished painters. In 1973 he is awarded the ‘Theodor Fontane’ art prize of the district of Potsdam. At the technical college of construction designing in Potsdam Rohn, from 1983 on, teaches art basics for building restorers and colour designers. From 1989 to 1992 he works as an art teacher at the grammar school. On a high artistic level, a photo documentation by Rohn describes the opening of the Berlin Wall’s Potsdam part from November 1989 to January 1990. From 1997 to 1999 he is first chairman of the Brandenburg union of visual artists.
Rohn’s works are shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions. In the holdings of the Potsdam Museum there are about 100 of his works, reflecting Rohn’s thematic spectrum of ‘cityscapes, landscapes, and portraits’.