• Künstlernachlässe Mannheim Ein Weg nach der eigenen Nase, ein Gehen im eigenen Rhythmus. Will Sohl 1906 – 1969

Künstlernachlässe Mannheim Ein Weg nach der eigenen Nase, ein Gehen im eigenen Rhythmus. Will Sohl 1906 – 1969

Born in Ludwigshafen and raised in Mannheim, Will Sohl was supported early on by the directors of the Kunsthalle Mannheim Gustav F. Hartlaub, Walter Passarge, and Fritz Wichert. Together with his best friend, the artist Joachim Lutz, he took an active part in the cultural life of the city of Heidelberg after the Second World War.

Sylt, Iceland, the Lofoten – these were the places of his longing, his treasured destinations: landscapes, that he captured in brightly watercolors and on magnificent canvases. Will Sohl also found his motifs in his nearby surroundings, for example in the garden of the porter’s lodge of Stift Neuburg, where the artist had lived with his family since 1936. But there also was another side to Will Sohl: He worked for the architect Otto Bartning, created mosaics for churches and public buildings, designed church windows and book covers for the S. Fischer publishing house. He also worked as an illustrator for newspapers and was a stage designer at the theater. This book documents a life full of contradictions and tensions and makes accessible the artist’s wide-ranging oeuvre for the first time since 1970.


Hardcover 24 x 30 cm 128 pages 100 color and 35 b/w ills. German Available ISBN 978-3-86828-857-5 2018

Artist:

Will Sohl

Editor:

Künstlernachlässe Mannheim

Texts:

Susanne Kaeppele, Silvia Köhler, Christine Schumann, Theresa Stärk, Sandra Wagner-Conzelmann

Design:

Kehrer Design

Exhibitions

Will Sohl – Artists' Books Reloaded
Port25 – Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Mannheim
23.06. – 26.08.2018

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