* 1938 Velbert
After studying at the Folkwang School in Essen and the Berlin Art Academy, Klaus Fussmann had several one-man shows in Berlin and Cologne and began to make a name for himself as a painter. His work was presented on a larger scale, for instance at the Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, in 1982, and the Bremen Kunsthalle in 1992. In addition Klaus Fussmann has been awarded numerous prizes: the Villa Romana (Florence) Prize in 1972 and the City of Darmstadt Art Prize in 1979. Fussmann became a professor at the Berlin Art Academy in 1979 and has been a member of the Free Academy Hamburg since 1989. Fussmann's work reveals the influences gleaned on extensive travels to Iceland, Australia, New Zealand and the US. His thematic repertoire can be termed classical and he has worked it out in successive phases. Fussmann does portraits, landscapes, flower pictures, interiors and above all still lifes.