Ed Sommer

Year of birth, place
1932, Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Germany
Year of death, place
2015, Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Germany
Role at the ZKM
in the collection
Ed Sommer worked in the metal processing factory of his father, later also as designer (1948–1965). He is a self-taught artist. Guest student under Max Bense at the Technische Hochschule Stuttgart and Abraham A. Moles at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm (HfG). 1966–1969 German correspondent for the journal »Art International«. Since 1974 married to the artist YongSa. Since 2002 creates mostly literary works. He lives in Schwäbisch Gmünd.

Exhib.: 1964, »Mouvement 2«, Galerie Denise René, Paris. 1966, »Ed Sommer. Plastische Arbeiten«, (op)art galerie h. f. mayer, Esslingen. 1968, »public eye«, Kunsthaus Hamburg.

[Last update: August 2015]