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Wittdorf was a master of the creative nuances. In addition to his masterly woodcuts, he is also known for numerous book illustrations as well as for his expressive portraits and nude drawings.

Veranstaltungen in Berlin: Jürgen Wittdorf (1932-2018) mit Veneta Androva, Norbert Bisky, Harry Hachmeister und Bettina Semmer
© Fachbereich Kultur Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Schloss Biesdorf

His breakthrough as an artist in the GDR came with his depictions of young people, who were not idealised as workers and peasants but portrayed as seekers with all their wishes and longings. What earned Wittdorf the reproach of "westernisation" from the authorities was enthusiastically celebrated by the youth. Schloss Biesdorf pays tribute to Jürgen Wittdorf in a comprehensive presentation. Wittdorf's works are juxtaposed with contemporary positions in the exhibition.

Curated by Stephan Koal and Karin Scheel.
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daily 10 am - 18 pm
fridays 12 am to 21 pm
tuesdays closed


The Schloss Biesdorf Gallery is handicapped accessible.