© Gunter Ullrich Stiftung Aschaffenburg; Fotograf: Johannes Welter.

Gunter Ullrich: A Life for the Arts

Gunter Ullrich (1925–2018) was a German graphic artist and painter. His works of art have an important documentary value for the city of Aschaffenburg and the region of Main-Franconia. As a chronicler of his time, Ullrich captured the phases of Aschaffenburg’s development in his artworks for decades. He dealt with the Second World War and its consequences and recorded socio-cultural events and changes from the post-war years to the present. Gunter Ullrich was one of the most outstanding personalities of the region of Main-Franconia and one of its most important witnesses of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.



Gunter Ullrich Foundation Aschaffenburg

The mission of the Gunter Ullrich Foundation Aschaffenburg (GUSA) is researching, preserving, and disseminating the artist’s work. The foundation is managed by the City of Aschaffenburg. The dependent foundation was founded in 2014 by the Ullrich family and representatives of the city of Aschaffenburg and since then has been in possession of over 550 prints (including woodcuts, linocuts, and etchings). In addition to preservation and study, GUSA also gives future generations an insight into the life’s work of Gunter Ullrich, honoring the artistic work of a fascinating figure.

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Gunter Ullrich Foundation Aschaffenburg awards first Gunter Ullrich Prize in 2020

In recognition of his decades-long work as a committed art teacher who pioneered new ways of teaching art in the post-war era, the foundation is offering the Gunter Ullrich Prize, endowed with 1,000 euros.

The award aims to support art teachers in inspiring students‘ interest in art and to encourage them to break new ground.

The Foundation plans to award the prize money to an outstanding project created in art classes at an Aschaffenburg Gymnasium or at the FOSBOS during the school years 2017–18 or 2018–19.

Competition for the Gunter Ullrich Prize will be announced regularly. In the future an extension of the school types as well as the catchment area is planned.

Recent monograph "Gunter Ullrich. Graphiker und Maler" (2015)

The recent illuminating monograph on Gunter Ullrich offers detailed insight into the life and work of the artist. The publication also contains a comprehensive catalog with numerous color illustrations of his prints, paintings, watercolors, drawings, and collages.

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