Peter Dreher


Peter Dreher (b. 1932, Mannheim, Germany) graduated from the State Academy of Fine Arts at Karlsruhe in 1956. From 1968 to 1997, Dreher served as professor of painting at the State Academy, Karlsruhe, where he earned the honorary chair of painting in 1965. During his professorship, he taught and influenced a number of acclaimed artists, including Anselm Kiefer and Wolfgang Laib. In April 2017, the artist opened a solo exhibition at The Mayor Gallery, London; followed by his exhibition Behind the Mirror at Koenig & Clinton. Notable solo exhibitions of Dreher’s work have been presented at institutions internationally including: Milton Keynes Museum, Great Britain (2013); Landesvertretung Baden-Würtemberg, Berlin (2012); Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva (2011), Museum Erfurt, Germany (2008); and Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden (1977). Recent group exhibitions include: Inside: Contemporary Artists and Writers in Reading Prison, organized by Artangel; and Accrochage curated by Caroline Bourgeois, Punta dell Dogana, Pinault Collection, Venice. His work is represented in public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Kolumba (Diözesanmuseum), Cologne; Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany; and MAMCO, Geneva; among others. Dreher is a member of the Association of German Artists. The artist is represented by Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn. He lives and works in Wittnau, Germany.