The draughtsman, Poet and satirist Fritz Weigle, alias F. W. Bernstein, is on 20. December 2018, after a long illness, died. He was 80 years old.
awareness reached F. W. Bernstein for his Work for the satirical magazine "Pardon" and "Titanic", the co-founding of the New Frankfurt school", and as a Professor of cartoon and image of history in Berlin.
F. W. Bernstein was Born as Fritz Weigle on 4. March 1938 in Göppingen, Germany. After his graduation in 1957, he studied at the art Academy in Stuttgart, where he met Robert gernhardt. Later, he moved to the University of the arts Berlin. From there, he and Robert took gernhardt, the first contacts to 1962, founded the satirical magazine "Pardon". After your final examination in 1964, they became part of the editorial, which included the already Chlodwig Poth, Hans Traxler and F. K. Waechter. In the case of "Pardon" was F. W. Bernstein, Robert Gernhardt und F. K. Waechter for the "Pardon"-Supplement to "the world in a mirror", in short, Wims, responsible and cultured here, the nonsense in Text and image.
The group of these five signatories, and the three authors of the Pit, Knorr, Eckhard Henscheid and Bernd Eilert, part of which is in 1979, founded the satirical magazine "Titanic", was under the name of "New Frankfurt school". With the well-known Tier-two lines "The sharpest critics of the elks / were once themselves!" gave F. W. Bernstein of the "New Frankfurt school" is your Motto, and inspired by Hans Traxler to the design of the coat of arms animal. Oliver Maria Schmitt, writer and former "Titanic"-editor-in-chief, attested by F. W. Bernstein a special place in the "College of New Frankfurt school": "not only is He the Only one from the what Ordinary is..., his work is in the group of circles at a safe distance sperrigste and most peculiar".
the Only Professor of cartoon in the world
in addition to his satirical activities F. W. Bernstein went to work as a teacher in the school service. Later, he was Academic Council at the Pedagogical University of applied Sciences Göttingen and has lectured as a guest at the Hochschule für Bildende art Kassel. He always was the supporter and Mentor of young artists. In 1984 this led to an appeal to the world's only Professor of cartoon and image history at the University of the arts Berlin. From there, he worked as a freelance Illustrator, cartoonist, and writer, among other things, for the final satire magazine "Titanic". His ingenious rhymes and drawings demonstrate an extraordinary versatility in style and Material. "He is fond of his line on her side, the spring in the distance wear. Comedy and art independently, without Behind - or even the use of thoughts, some of it stays erratic, cranky, and mystery," said Oliver Maria Schmitt on him.
F. W. Bernstein was to a wide audience through its numerous and memorable lyrical and satirical works known. The community to work with Robert, for example Gernhardt und F. K. Waechter "The truth about Arnold Hau" (1966), "Teaching test – Report from the classroom", published in 1969 under the name of Fritz Weigle, as well as for the genus unique "amber book of drawing-what else – A teaching, pleasure, property, and trade-book special of the same" (1989). Only recently, the book of poetry "Fresh poems" (2017) appeared in the Supplement to "The poems" (2003).
award winning artist
Even more extensive than his literary work, the graphic Oeuvre of F. W. Bernstein, was honored in numerous exhibitions. Alone, over 3000 drawings are in the possession of the Caricatura Museum Frankfurt, for the establishment of F. W. Bernstein was responsible, and he accompanied until the last interested. Since opening in 2008, his drawings have a fixed place in the permanent exhibition of the house.
in Addition, F. W. Bernstein has been honored with many awards: in 2003 with the national award for Satire "Göttinger Elch" which was named after his famous two-liner, in the same year, together with his colleagues of the New Frankfurt school with the price of the Binding-Foundation for culture. In 2007, he received the "Heinrich-chic Hardt-price" of the city of Göppingen, in 2008, the Wilhelm-Busch prize and the Kassel literature prize for grotesque Humor, in 2011, the German cartoon prize for his life's work. 14. March 2018, he was honored with the Ludwig-Emil-Grimm-prize of the city of Hanau, where it was shown on this occasion, his last major exhibition.
F. W. Bernstein lived together with his wife, Sabine, in Berlin, and leaves behind two children. (Caricatura Museum Frankfurt)
Created: 21.12.2018, 13:17 PM