Antes, Horst

Horst Antes was born in Germany in 1936 and studied under the important woodcutter HAP Grieshaber. By 1959, the artist’s work was honored with two prizes – the art prize of the city of Hanover and the Pankofer prize on the occasion of the German Youth Art prize. It was in 1960 that Antes discovered his true art style which became known as “Kopffsler” (literally translated this means ‘head-footer’), a form which preoccupied the artist in numerous variations and artistic techniques. By 1963 this style was fully developed and became visible in his sculptural work which began the same year. The artist was given several scholarships and awards in the 1960s, including the Villa-Romana-Prize in Florence in 1962 and the Villa Massimo scholarship in Rome in 1963. Three years later, at only 29, Antes accepted a teaching position at the Akademie in Karlsruhe. This was followed by a position as a professor also in Karlsruhe which he held from 1967 to 1973. Antes resumed teaching at the Akademie in Karlsruhe in 1984 and continued teaching there for another 16 years. The regional capital awarded him the Hans-Molfenter-prize in 1989. Since 1990 the artist has been living and working in Karlsruhe, Florence and Berlin. Antes’ oeuvre includes not only paintings and graphic art, but also sculptures in public spaces. His works are exhibited throughout the world and are represented in all of the most important German collections, et al. at the Kunsthalle Hamburg, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne or the Nationalgalerie Berlin.