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Norbert Tadeusz

Norbert Tadeusz is one of the most important painters in Germany and created a distinctive works, which situates it beyond expressionism or realism.
In addition to his "famous" Dialogue with Friedhelm Mennekes, which he led at the Museum Ludwig on his "Nighthawks" from 1972, we have very rare film documents, interviews and photographs at our archive. Between 2000 and 2010 filmmaker Ralph Goertz was allowed to accompany him at his studio, while he was painting and at Museumsinsel Hombroich.


Norbert Tadeusz photographed by Benjamin Katz at Museum Ludwig Cologne


Norbert Tadeusz in front of his "Nighthawk" from 1972






Norbert Tadeusz while he is painting his large format painting for his pavillion at Museum Hombroich




Norbert Tadeusz at Museum Hombroich


Studio Norbert Tadeusz with his famous gym rings he used for some of his paintings, 2009

all photographs: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv

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