Born in Bremen in 1936 Friedrich Meckseper spent his childhood in Stuttgart. He undertook an apprenticeship as a mechanic at Robert Bosch GmbH in 1952 and in the same year began his studies at the State Academy for Visual Arts in Stuttgart under Professor Karl Rössing. From 1957 until 1959 he continued his studies at the College for Visual Arts in Berlin under Professor Wolf Hoffmann.
Over the past four decades his prints, collages and paintings have been the subject of more than one hundred individual exhibitions, including thirty in museums, throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States.
Meckseper’s first major prize was the 1963 German Rome Prize from Villa Massimo.
Verlag Galerie Schmücking, Meckseper Radierungen 1976-1980.
Cramer, Patrick 1990, Meckseper: Radierungen 1956-1990, Galerie Patrick Cramer, Geneva.
Still Life 1974
Etching, aquatint, roulette from 1 copper plate; 2 colours: black, white
Image 9.5 x 12.5 cm
Inscriptions in pencil: ll edition number 274/500; lr signed Meskseper and dated 74