The former “Tübke Villa” in Leipzig, Springerstraβe 5, where Werner Tübke lived and worked from 1977 until 2004.
Leipzig’s artist Werner Tübke (1929 -2004) had the longstanding wish to preserve part of his artistic life achievements in form of a foundation. Before he passed away he had transferred his personal archive containing documents, exhibition catalogs and reproductions to the German National Museum in Nuremberg where it is kept in the Archive for Art. After his death in May of 2004 his widow, Brigitte Tübke-Schellenberger, made 19 paintings, 67 drawings, 214 individual examples of printed graphics, as well as 16 paintings in water color available according to the wishes of her husband and in agreement with inheritance law. Officially inaugurated in May 2006 the Tübke Foundation opened its doors to the public in December of the same year. The exhibition resides on the third floor in the artist’s former studio in Leipzig, Springerstraβe 5 and presents a comprehensive and unique insight into his life and work. Almost the complete collection of the Foundation can be viewed highlighting every phase of Tübke’s life. From early water color drawings by the seven-year old artist to the very last and unfinished painting - important landmarks of Werner Tübke’s artistic accomplishments from 1936 to 2003 are shown in this permanent exhibition.
In addition to the art work a more private glimpse into Tübke’s life is made possible in the “Traditionsecke”, a room where selected personal items and working materials are on display. Docent led tours for interested visitors or larger groups are available by appointment.
The Foundation is dedicated to the remembrance, preservation and scientific management of Werner Tübke’s artistic heritage in his self-chosen home town Leipzig. To achieve this goal the Foundation is supported by the Culture Department of Leipzig, the Museum of Art, the Panorama Museum Bad Frankenhausen and the University of Leipzig.
Dr. Hans-Werner Schmidt
Director, Museum of Art, Leipzig
Phone: 0341 / 21 69 99 20
Justiciary, Department of Culture, Leipzig
Phone: 0341 / 1 23 42 36
Michael Triegel – President
Susanne Schellenberger – Vice President
Dr. Skadi Jennicke, Mayor of Leipzig and Culture Deputy
Gerd Lindner, Director, Panorama Museum Bad Frankenhausen
Dr. Annika Michalski
Susanne Vetter, Art Pedagogue
Dr. Annika Michalski, Art Historian