Norbert Tadeusz

The Dortmund-born artist studied with Joseph Beuys at the Art Academy Düsseldorf and soon stood out with his figurative and figural painting, which clearly distinguished his work from the conceptual, minimalist or abstract approaches of fellow students such as Imi Knoebel, Blinky Palermo, Reiner Ruthenbeck or Katharina Sieverding.


Tadeusz had a strong formative influence on the Düsseldorf art scene with his idiosyncratic style of painting. His at times drastic depictions in his often large-scale pictures invariably leave a strong impression on the viewer. Tadeusz shows objects from unusual angles, and his figures are often depicted in extreme postures. The formal structure of his paintings and watercolours often incorporates elements of abstract colour field painting. The exhibition is realised in close collaboration with the artist’s estate.


Curator: Kay Heymer


The exhibition will be on view at LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, from May to Auugust 2020.

Available works of the artist

Norbert Tadeusz, untitled, 1997
Norbert Tadeusz, untitled, 1997
Norbert Tadeusz, o. T. (Testa), 1990
Norbert Tadeusz, o. T. (Testa), 1990
Norbert Tadeusz, Christine (2), 1963, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Norbert Tadeusz, Amaryllis, 2006, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Norbert Tadeusz, Staubsauger, 1977
Norbert Tadeusz, Schnüre quer, 1979, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Norbert Tadeusz, o.T. II (Rotes Tuch), 1993
Norbert Tadeusz, Testa Fenster, 2001
Norbert Tadeusz, Chinesisch, 2005
Norbert Tadeusz, Testa I (Akt lila), 2008, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Norbert Tadeusz, Testa IV, 2009
Norbert Tadeusz, Cavalli (2), 1997, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Norbert Tadeusz, Untitled, 1979
Norbert Tadeusz, untitled, 1979

Past exhibitions at Beck & Eggeling

Selected Publications of the Artist

Norbert Tadeusz. Olé

Norbert Tadeusz. Olé

  • Artist: Norbert Tadeusz
    Editor: Ute Eggeling, Michael Beck
    Text: Reinhard Spieler
    Design: Beck & Eggeling (Martina Löhle)
  • English, German
    84 pages, 51 illustrations
  • Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, 2016
    ISBN 978-3-94606308-7
  • 28 €
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