* 30 October 1908 in Wuppertal-Barmen, † 20 December 1982 in Düsseldorf
German painter and graphic artist
Rudolf-Werner Ackermann follows in his works the structures and compositions in the material he wants to depict and so reveals the beauty of the cells, the strata and the lines in nature.
Ackermann studies at the School of Arts and Crafts and at the Prussian Polytech in Wuppertal. And then, from 1930 to 1936, he studies for a degree in music. Yet the artist chooses the visual over the musical arts and works as a freelance painter and graphic artist in Düsseldorf from 1939 to the end of his life. Starting in 1945 he participates in around 400 exhibitions in Germany and other countries, around 70 of which were solo exhibitions. He is for ten years the managing director of “Malkasten” in Düsseldorf, an association of artists with a long tradition, founded in 1848. Ackermann is a member of many artists’ societies and academies, among others: the Academy of Arts, Sciences and Literature in Paris. His many awards, medals and diplomas—e.g., 1976 the “Golden Palm” of the International Arts Guild in Monaco, as well as Italian and French tributes—are evidence of his international standing.