Leon Löwentraut receives Ernst Barlach Prize 2023

Hamburg

The artist Leon Löwentraut will be awarded the Ernst Barlach Prize 2023 for Fine Arts on Friday, 1 December 2023.

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The artist Leon Löwentraut (born 1998) will be awarded the Ernst Barlach Prize 2023 for Fine Arts on Friday, 1 December 2023. The prize has been awarded by the Ernst Barlach Gesellschaft Hamburg since 1995 to draw attention to particularly innovative artistic positions. The jury, chaired by Dr Jürgen Doppelstein, Museum Director and Chairman of the Ernst Barlach Society, unanimously decided in favour of 25-year-old Leon Löwentraut.

The award ceremony will take place on 1 December 2023 at 7 pm at the Barlach Art Museum in Wedel. At the same time as the award ceremony, the Ernst Barlach Gesellschaft Hamburg is honouring the artist with a retrospective exhibition that will provide an insight into Leon Löwentraut's pictorial worlds until 28 January 2024.  The museum is showing a cross-section of his work on three floors - a total of more than 70 works - paintings, graphic editions, sculptures and charcoal drawings - are on display.

 

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