Rudolf Scharpf – Drawings and Monotypes
02 July – 11 September 2016
The artist Rudolf Scharpf (1919 – 2014) made a gift of his complete artistic estate to the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in his native town of Ludwigshafen after having already donated a house, the present-day Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie, in the city’s tradition-rich Hemshof district. While Rudolf Scharpf is primarily known for his virtuoso woodcuts, his artistic oeuvre is not restricted to printmaking but is also characterised by his dealings with a wide variety of techniques. Regular exhibitions taking place in the Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie explore his artistic legacy, calling attention to his work dealing with different thematic aspects in diverse techniques. The current exhibition is the first dedicated to Rudolf Scharpf’s drawings.