Wolfgang Schlüter German painter and jewelry designer * 1942 Rostock  † 2019 Ribnitz-Damgarten


Wolfgang Schlüter was one of the most important North German landscape painters of the GDR. In his metier, the artist, who has always remained close to his homeland of the Baltic Ocean, has found his very own, unmistakable formal and pictorial language. Maonki.art Gallery presents a retrospective of significant painterly works from the 1980s to the present mehr

– mainly watercolours and gouaches, “in a mixture of expressive constructions of form and colour, with which he traces motifs from landscapes and vegetal still lifes… with loose brushwork and sparkling intensity of colour… This leads to intoxicating outbursts, a delight in painterly action up to non-objective expression of colour and form, which can give creative impetus to the precision and concentration of jewellery design work.” (Klaus Tiedemann, Catalogue 2012)

Wolfgang Schlüter was born in Rostock in 1942. He studied arts and jewellery design at the Academy of Fine Arts Heiligendamm and the Burg Giebichenstein University of Arts and Design Halle. As a lecturer in arts and design, he taught for over ten years at the Academy of Fine Arts Heiligendamm on the Baltic Sea. Until his death in 2019, the artist lived and worked as a painter and jewellery designer in Hirschburg on the Baltic Sea.


Wolfgang Schlüter

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Retrospective, Bad Doberan, Germany
2022 Dornenhaus Gallery, Ahrenshoop, Germany
2022 Monastery Gallery, Ribnitz Damgarten, Germany
2021 Retrospective, Baltic Seaside Museum, Germany

2012 Galerie Klosterformat Rostock, Germany
2009 Galerie in Teterow, Germany
2007 Galerie am Dom Schwerin, Germany
2005 Hanse-Galerie Stralsund, Germany
2003 Galerie Stilhaus Lübeck, Germany
2002 Darßmuseum Prerow, Germany
2001 Kunstverein Rostock, Germany
2001 Galerie am Kamp Bad Doberan, Germany
2000 Galerie  „Am Alten Markt“ Rostock, Germany
1999 Haus des Gastes Graal-Müritz, Germany
1998 Galerie“ Hinter dem Rathaus Wismar“, Germany
1998 Greifen-Galerie Greifswald, Germany
1995 Heimatmuseum Poel, Germany
1995 Galerie im Amalienhof Berlin, Germany
1994 Galerie am Meer Warnemünde, Germany
1993 Sparkasse in Lübeck-Stockelsdorf, Germany
1993 Galerie Severina Bad Doberan, Germany
1984 Heimatmuseum Bützow, Germany

Kunstkaten Ahrenshoop 1979, 1988, 1992
Galerie im Dornenhaus Ahrenshoop 2003,2007,2017,2022
Ehm-Welk-Haus Bad Doberan 1997, 2023
Galerie im Bernsteinmuseum/Galerie im Kloster Ribnitz-Damgarten 1991,1996,2002,2012,2022
Galerie „E“ Ribnitz-Damgarten 1992,2009
Kunstscheune Wustrow jährlich

Group Exhibitions

2022 Goldwerk Gallery, Rostock, Germany
2018 Staatliches Museum, Schwerin, Germany
2016 Güstrow Castle, Germany
2013 Willigrad Castle, Germany
2008 Nürnberg, Germany
2003 Gallery „Forum“ Berlin, Germany
1998 Hanse-Sail, Rostock, Germany
1995 Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Germany
1993 Bonn, Germany
1992 Vellinge, Sweden
1990 München, Germany

1988 Uppsala, Sweden
1987 „Roter Ochse“ Gallery Erfurt, Germany
1982 Budapest, Hungary
1978 Sofia, Bulgaria and Jablonec, CSSR
1975 Warsaw, Poland and Jablonec, CSSR

Bezirksausstellungen Rostock VII, VIII:, 1984, 1989/90
VIII., IX. und X. Kunstausstellung in Dresden 1977,1982,1987

  • Wolfgang Schlüter. On the dune (2015). Watercolor. 30 x 40 cm.
  • Wolfgang Schlüter. Wolfgang Schlüter. Gouache on paper. 26x34 cm
  • Wolfgang Schlüter. Flowers in blu white vase (1996). Watercolor on Paper, 40x30 cm
  • Wolfgang Schlüter. Blue Trees formed by the Wind (2006). Watercolor on Cardboard. 40x30 cm

The watercolours and gouaches in the second decade of Wolfgang Schlüter’s life find their way to very colourful, expressive forms of expression. Trees formed by the wind, wind dodgers, that grew out of the Baltic landscape were the favourite subject of the important North German painter and jewellery designer.