13 Notable alumni of
Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig

The Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig is 2175th in the world, 706th in Europe, and 74th in Germany by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 13 notable alumni from the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Neo Rauch

    Neo Rauch
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    university teacherphotojournalistpainterdrawer
    Biography

    Neo Rauch is a German artist whose paintings mine the intersection of his personal history with the politics of industrial alienation. His work reflects the influence of socialist realism, and owes a debt to Surrealists Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte, although Rauch hesitates to align himself with surrealism. He studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, and he lives in Markkleeberg near Leipzig, Germany and works as the principal artist of the New Leipzig School. The artist is represented by Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin and David Zwirner, New York.

  2. Jan Tschichold

    Jan Tschichold
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1902-1974 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
    Studied in 1919
    Occupations
    book designgraphic designertypographergraphic artistlecturer
    Biography

    Jan Tschichold was a German calligrapher, typographer and book designer. He played a significant role in the development of graphic design in the 20th century – first, by developing and promoting principles of typographic modernism, and subsequently idealizing conservative typographic structures. His direction of the visual identity of Penguin Books in the decade following World War II served as a model for the burgeoning design practice of planning corporate identity programs. He also designed the typeface Sabon.

  3. Hannes Hegen

    Hannes Hegen
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1925-2014 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    authorillustratorcaricaturistcomics artistgraphic designer
    Biography

    Hannes Hegen was a German illustrator and caricaturist and is most famous for creating the East German comic book Mosaik and its original protagonists, the Digedags.

  4. Lucia Moholy

    Lucia Moholy
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1894-1989 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    photographeropinion journalistteacher
    Biography

    Lucia Moholy was a photographer and publications editor. Her photos documented the architecture and products of the Bauhaus, and introduced their ideas to a post-World War II audience. However Moholy was seldom credited for her work, which was often attributed to her husband László Moholy-Nagy or to Walter Gropius.

  5. Arno Rink

    Arno Rink
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1940-2017 (aged 77)
    Enrolled in the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
    Studied in 1962
    Occupations
    university teacherpainter
    Biography

    Arno Rink was a German painter. He was accepted to the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB) in 1962 and studied under Werner Tübke, Hans Mayer-Foreyt and Harry Blume. He is associated with the second generation of the Leipzig School, which paints in a German figurative tradition.

  6. Katarzyna Kozyra

    Katarzyna Kozyra
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    photographerperforming artistvideo artistartistperformance artist
    Biography

    Katarzyna Kozyra is a Polish video artist. She studied German studies at the University of Warsaw (1985–1988). In 1993, she also graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw where she studied sculpture and Hochschule für Graphik und Buchkunst in Leipzig. Kozryra received a Paszport Polityki award in 1997 as the most promising artist in Poland. She has exhibited internationally since 1997, at venues including Brown University and Carnegie International in the U.S.

  7. Günter Rössler

    Günter Rössler
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1926-2012 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    photographerfashion photographerphotojournalist
    Biography

    Günter Rössler was a German photographer who made a name for himself especially in the field of nude art photography. A pioneer of nude photography in East Germany and notable fashion photographer, Rössler was often referred to by the media as the Helmut Newton of East Germany, stylized since Playboy published in 1984 a photo-gallery titled: Mädchen der DDR (Girls of the GDR). Rössler however, never liked this comparison with Newton, saying: "with Newton the pose dominates, with me it is about the highest possible authenticity of the girls". Rössler significantly contributed to the history of German photography in the second half of the twentieth century, earning him recognition not only as a great photographer, but also as the "old master of German nude photography".

  8. Oskar Zwintscher

    Oskar Zwintscher
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1870-1916 (aged 46)
    Enrolled in the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
    Studied in 1887-1890
    Occupations
    university teacherpainter
    Biography

    Oskar Zwintscher was a German painter. He is often associated with the Jugendstil movement.

  9. Carl Werner

    Carl Werner
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1808-1894 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
    Studied in 1824
    Occupations
    university teacherpainter
    Biography

    Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner was a German watercolor painter.

  10. Fritz Quant

    Fritz Quant
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1888-1933 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    illustratorpainteretcher
    Biography

    Franz Xaver Friedrich Quant, known as Fritz was a German painter, graphic artist and designer.

  11. Renate Rössing

    Renate Rössing
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1929-2005 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Renate Rössing was a German photographer. Her career continued beyond the changes of 1989/90. Prior to that, as an East German citizen, she enjoyed privileges which enabled her to travel abroad. She is nevertheless best known for pictures taken in and around her home cities of Leipzig and Dresden during the 1950s and 1960s. Her work embraced photojournalism, portraiture and landscapes. For historians, some of her most interesting pictures deal with daily life during the years of postwar reconstruction in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).

  12. Doris Ziegler

    Doris Ziegler
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Doris Ziegler is a German painter whose work responded to and engaged with the Wende and the peaceful revolution in the GDR during the late 1980s.

  13. Sixtus Armin Thon

    Sixtus Armin Thon
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1817-1901 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
    Studied in 1837
    Occupations
    photographerlithographerpainter
    Biography

    Sixtus Armin Thon was a German painter, etcher and lithographer. There is widespread disagreement over whether his name was Sixtus or Sixt, even though his gravestone says "Sixtus".