Bernhard Jäger

Lonely Superman

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  • Gouache and watercolour on Velin.

  • 1969

  • Ca. 22,5 x 18,5 cm.

  • 1935

  • Signed

  • The German artist, who was born in Munich in 1935, received the award of the Heitland Foundation in 1998. Jäger lives and works in Frankfurt am Main.


Bernhard Jäger, born in 1935 in Munich, is a German artist whose body of work encompasses painting, graphics, and sculpture. The constant motif of his oeuvre, in every media he works, is a representation of a man. Earlier in his career, Jäger used mostly psychedelic and highly expressive language, later developing the geometrized figures comparable to a sign or logo, which became the trademark of his colorful universe. Originally a Biology student, Jäger left natural sciences for fine arts, enrolling at the School of Arts and Crafts in Offenbach am Main (1957-60). Soon, his work was contextualized in a frame of big survey exhibitions including "Script and Image" at the Stedelijk in Amsterdam (1963), the Documenta in Kassel (1964), "Graphics: Germany" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1970), and the British International Print Biennale in Bradford (1972). Around the time, the artist committed several interesting collaborations, including his work alongside Thomas Bayrle (1961-6) and joint display with Anne Arnold (1972). Between 1983 and 2000, aside the prolific work as an artist, Jäger also lectured at Städel School of Fine Arts in Frankfurt am Main. Today, his work is featured in collections of Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.


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