Alfred Zwiebel

By the 1960s, he was able to devote himself to painting full-time. In the ensuing decades, his work was shown in galleries and museums across the United States, and in England, Austria and his native Germany, where he achieved particular critical acclaim. (Excerpts from some reviews are included below.)

When in 1977 Countess and Count Lennart Bernadotte opened a public art gallery in their castle on Mainau Island, a popular tourist site on Lake Constance (Bodensee) because of its spectacular gardens, Zwiebel was invited to give the inaugural exhibition. He was also invited by the city of Bamberg to give an exhibition as part of the city’s 1,000th-anniversary celebration in 1973 and to take part in the special exhibition marking the 975th anniversary of the Bamberg Cathedral in 1987. Two of his works are represented in the catalog of that exhibition, “Symbol-Object-Motif: The Bamberg Cathedral and its Representation in Painting, Graphics and Other Art Forms from the Middle Ages to the Present.”

In 1993, the Bamberg Historical Museum (Historisches Museum Bamberg), which also owns two of his works, gave a major retrospective exhibition of his work. Other selected exhibitions include:

  • 1963, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York: “Contemporary Flower Paintings”
  • 1968, Galerie Schumacher, Munich, Germany: “ALFRED ZWIEBEL, New York”
  • 1971, Art Association of Harrisburg, PA and Livingston Gallery, New York, NY: “The Five Media Show”
  • 1980, Antiquariat Heinemann, Starnberg, Germany: “Exhibition of Paintings by Alfred Zwiebel, New York”
  • 1992, Mary Anthony Fine Art Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania: “Exhibition of Internationally Known 20th-Century Impressionist ALFRED ZWIEBEL”

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