Biography

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Christopher Lehmpfuhl mit Erika Maxim-Lehmpfuhl, Ehefrau und Studiomanagerin Foto: Uwe Walter
 

1972 born in Berlin
1985-1992 Studies painting, private painting lessons with Wolfgang Prehm
1992 Abitur (General Higher Education Entrance Qualification)
1992-1998 Studies painting at the Hochschule der Künste (HdK) in Berlin in Professor Klaus Fußmann’s class
1996 Scholarly and painting travels to Lapland
1997 Painting trip to Australia
1998 Accepted in Klaus Fußmann’s master class · receives GASAG-Kunstpreis · becomes a member of the artists’ association Verein Berliner Künstler
1999 Becomes a member of the artists’ association Künstlersonderbund
2000 Franz-Joseph-Spiegler-Preis, Schloß Mochental, Ehingen
2001 Teaches at the Staatliche Zeichenakademie, Hanau · receives the “Salzburg in neuen Ansichten” award, Schloss Neuhaus, Salzburg · serves as a board member of the Künstlersonderbund (until 2007) and leads many artists’ discussions with association members
2002 Teaches at the Staatliche Zeichenakademie, Hanau · becomes a member of the artists’ association Neue Gruppe in Munich · painting trip to Italy and China
2003 Member of the artists’ group Norddeutsche Realisten · painting trips to Provence, the Azores, and India
2004 Painting trips to Ireland, Amsterdam, Italy, and California · teaches at the Akademie Vulkaneifel, Steffeln · finalist for Lexmark European Art Prize, Triennale di Milano
2005 Painting trips to Ireland, California, and Australia · marriage to Erika Maxim
2006 Grant from the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste in Munich · lecturer at the Akademie für Malerei in Berlin
2007 Painting trip to Hunter Valley and Ayers Rock, Australia, with exhibit at Ray Hughes Gallery in Sydney · lecturer at the Akademie für Malerei in Berlin
2008 Lecturer at the Akademie für Malerei in Berlin · birth of daughter Frida Maria
2009 Lecturer at the Akademie für Malerei in Berlin · commissioned to paint all 16 states for the 20th anniversary of Germany’s reunification · visit and exhibition in Wuhan, China
2010 Lecturer at the Akademie für Malerei in Berlin · Peach Property Group artist’s residency in Wollerau, Switzerland
2011 The monograph Berlin Plein Air. Malerei von 1995–2010 (Berlin Plein Air: Paintings 1995–2010) is published by the architecture publishing company Dom Publishers · painting trip to California and the Gulf of Naples · Kunstpreis der Kulturstiftung der Sparkasse Karlsruhe
2012 Painting trip to Tuscany and Romania · solo survey exhibition “Berlin Plein Air. Malerei 1995–2012” (Berlin Plein Air: Paintings 1995–2010) is opened by Bernd Neumann, the German Commissioner for Culture and the Media, in the Alte Münze in Berlin
2013 Kunstpreis der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Wirtschaft is awarded to the Norddeutsche Realisten
2014 Painting trip to Tuscany, lecturer at the Akademie für Malerei in Berlin
2015 Trips to Soth Korea and Iceland
2016 The “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” publishes an Art edition for the first time with 22 Zurich paintings by Christopher Lehmpfuhl · For the first time the artwork of Christopher Lehmpfuhl is shown at ART BASEL by Galerie Carzaniga, Basel · Scholary travel to Iceland ·lecturer at the Akademie für Malerei in Berlin
2017 Painting trip to Georgia · Lecturer at the Akademie für Malerei in Berlin
2018 Painting trip to Ireland · Art Prize “Baumkunstpreis 2018” der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landesmuseen, Schloss Gottorf

 
Scholarly travels to the following countries
Australia · Austria · Azores · China · Denmark · Egypt · France · Germany · Georgia · India · Ireland · Iceland · Italy · Lapland · Malaysia · Mexico · Nepal · New Zealand · Netherlands · Portugal · Romania · Spain · South Korea · Switzerland · USA
 
English version translated by Michelle Miles