Curriculum Vitae - Johannes Matthaeus Koelz 1895-1971
|1895||Born in Muehldorf, Bavaria, on March 31. baptised Johannes Mattheus Koelz in the Catholic faith, 02.04.95|
|1915||Sent to the Western Front, with 7 Company, Bavarian Infantry Regiment. Served until the end of World War I.|
|1919-1924||Served in the Munich police force : as an officer in the Bavarian mountain police, then as a trainer in unarmed combat and physical fitness at the Berlin (Spandau) Police Training School.|
|1919-1931||Studied for 14 semesters at the
Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Munich
He was a master-student of Professor Franz von Stuck and Professor Olaf Gulbranson
He was also the recipient of the MOND scholarship in 1924
Work on the Triptych first recorded in 1924.
1927 he moved to Hohenbrunn, Bavaria.
1928 he painted the mountain scene " Oestliche Karwendelspitze und Vogelhausspitz " (149 x 148 cm.) bought by the Praterinsel Museum, Munich. This painting is now in the Alpenvereinmuseum in Innsbruck.
|1932||The book "Johannes Uhl" published by Heinrich Arthur Berg in Gauting, Munich with 16 colour illustrations by Johannes Matthaeus Koelz.|
|1933||March 1933. Moved
to Maribor, Slovenia in the former Yugoslavia. Continued
to work on the Triptych 1934
Triptych nearing completion. Centre panel documented in correspondence
with step-daughter, Siegelinde Fritz.
A German Artist among the Slovenes Article from SLOVENEC newspaper 18 August 1934
|1935||Back to Hohenbrunn, Bavaria|
|1936||Two still lifes bought by the Lenbachhaus
"Stilleben mit Bayischem Krug" (52,5 x 66 cm) is still there.
"Stilleben mit Kerzenleuchter" was destroyed in World War II
|1937||Johannes Matthaeus Koelz describes how 48 hours warning of imminent arrest by the Secret State Police enabled him to organise his Flight from Munich to Prague with his family. His crime? Publishing 50 satirical poems of anti-military tendency, under the pen name Johannes Matthaeus. Information is sought to complete documentation relating to this period in Prague|
|1939||To Rotterdam. Then to England : resident in Oxted : Connections in Rye : London : The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.|
|1940 - 41||Johannes Koelz describes how he was interned as an enemy alien and was sent on the S.S. Dunera to Hay Camp, New South Wales, Australia.|
|1941 - 45||Returned to England and enlisted in the Pioneer Corps. Stationed in Ilfracombe and Catterick. Exhibited work at 'Artists in Khaki' exhibition Darlington August 1942. Transferred to Royal Army Ordinance Corps in June 1944. stationed at Bicester. Details of service|
|1946||Bad Tolz, Bavaria : Civil Censorship Division of the US Army.|
|1947-49||Part-time tutor with the Oxford Education Committee|
|1949-50||Hayfield. New Mills Grammar School. Art master|
|1954 - 60||Stafford - Technical draftsman, working for English Electric under the name of Matthew Kelts.|
(after the death of his wife Claire in 1957)
|1963 - 1971||Time spent in Curraglass, Eire, and Shelton|
|1971||Died on July 3rd 1971|
Additional Notes: CV Matthaeus Koelz
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