Fritz Ruoff

German (1906–1986)

About the artist:

Fritz Ruoff was a German sculptor and painter.

After an apprenticeship as wood sculptor, he studied at the Stuttgart School of Applied Arts with Alfred Lörcher until 1933. In 1943 he married Hildegard Ruoff née Scholl (1919–2020), who until recently managed his artistic legacy in the Fritz and Hildegard Ruoff Foundation. Until his death in 1986 he spent his working years in Nürtingen.

His early work, coming from abstract expressionism , is characterized by dynamism and expressivity. In 1948 he met the journalist Peter Härtling and became his mentor. Fritz Ruoff participated as a full member of the German Association of Artists between 1956 and 1979 in fourteen annual DKB exhibitions.

In the 1960s his path leads to the constructive, meditative image. As far as we know today, the entire oeuvre comprises more than 2,000 works.

Fritz Ruoff's work is supervised by the Fritz and Hildegard Ruoff Foundation, founded in 2003. The foundation has a representative selection of works by Ruoff from all creative phases. The charitable foundation is run in trust by the city of Nürtingen.

Works by Ruoff include: in the Domnick Foundation (Nürtingen), the art collection of the Kreissparkasse Esslingen-Nürtingen , the Esslingen district collection, the Stuttgart Art Museum and the Stuttgart State Gallery .

Fritz Ruoff

German (1906–1986)

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About the artist:

Fritz Ruoff was a German sculptor and painter. After an apprenticeship as wood sculptor, he studied at the Stuttgart School of Applied Arts with Alfred Lörcher until 1933. In 1943 he married Hildegard Ruoff née Scholl (1919–2020),

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