Tripti Joshi (Editor)

Manfred Stumpf

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Nationality  German
Education  Stadelschule
Movement  Contemporary art
Period  Contemporary art
Name  Manfred Stumpf
Known for  Sculpture, Drawing
Role  Artist

Manfred Stumpf Manfred Stumpf Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Born  November 25, 1957 (age 65) (1957-11-25) Alsfeld, West Germany
Notable work  Entry into Jerusalem, 1986
Awards  Reinhold Kurt-Kunstpreis der Frankfurter Sparkasse, Marielies Hess-Kunstpreis

Manfred stumpf dancing live at roxi

Manfred Stumpf (born November 25, 1957 in Alsfeld, Hesse) is a German draftsman, Conceptual artist, and Digital artist. He started to study 1976 with Thomas Bayrle at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, since 1978 with Hans Haake at the Cooper Union in New York, and since 1979 with Bazon Brock at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. He currently resides in Romrod in the Vogelsbergkreis and Frankfurt, Germany.


In 1995, Stumpf became professor for figure drawing and conceptual drawing in the faculty for Visual Communication and is leading interdisciplinary projects with Prof. Dieter Mankau at the HfG Offenbach.

Manfred Stumpf UNAC39S ARTISTS

Short Cuts "Gnade": Manfred Stumpf


Manfred Stumpf Artistes contemporains Manfred Stumpf

"Searching for a mandatory, symbolic visual depiction, Stumpf discovered early Christianity and the Byzantine Art. He uses these conventionalized symbols for his art and fills them with actual topics."

Manfred Stumpf 004jpg

Stumpf's developed icon "Entry into Jerusalem" (1986) emerged from there and has been sent—during the project "Contempler"—in a container around the world and is still varied by him until today.

Manfred Stumpf wwwshadeofplaycomwpcontentuploads201204man

Right from the start, Stumpf used the technical pen Rotring to work on his clear, flawless and filigree A-4-drawings. As to develop new visual depictions, he used a computer later as well—e.g. the screensaver Angeline (1994/96)—and so moved into a "spiritual/virtual" world.

In 1987, he dissolved the element of the palm leaf from his icon and transferred it onto wooden objects, covered them with red paint and placed them in his hometown Alsfeld on an acre, near the Autobahn A5 as hieratic signs.

The donkey from "Entry into Jerusalem" lives an independent life as a motif as well, for example on the huge mosaic at the underground station Habsburgerallee in Frankfurt am Main, where he carries a clock, a computer display or an atomic nucleus. The mosaic was created in 1992 and displays 66 donkeys on a ca. 7874-inch wall area.

In 2005, Stumpf created a stained glass window for the Waldhufen church in Winterkasten (Germany), which represents the "Resurrection of Jesus at Easter". The colors of the window "symbolize the transition from the dark to the light in everybodys life."

There is a long tradition to the usage of the line. We can track it from the Egyptian Hieroglyphs with its clear and sharp outlines to Middle Age Paintings, along drawings of Romanticism, the Pop Art, until today.


  • 1991 Stipendium der Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho), Tokyo
  • 1989 Villa Massimo, Rome
  • 1985 Stipendium für junge Bildende Künstler, Alsfeld
  • 1982 Jahresstipendium der Frankfurter Künstlerhilfe e.V.
  • Awards

  • 1988 Reinhold Kurt-Kunstpreis der Frankfurter Sparkasse
  • 2015 Marielies Hess-Kunstpreis
  • Collections (Selection)

  • Artothek Nuremberg
  • Sammlung Hanck, Düsseldorf
  • Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main
  • Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt am Main
  • Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
  • References

    Manfred Stumpf Wikipedia