Hubert Wackermann is active/lives in Ontario, New Mexico / Canada, Germany. Hubert Wackermann is known for Indian genre, wildlife, landscape, educator.
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The following, submitted November 2005, is from Gladys Colon Wackerman, wife of the artist.
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Though born and educated in West Germany, Hubert Wackermann depicts his
favorite subject matter: the North American Indian, his natural
surroundings, and relevant wild life. Mr. Wackermann's depiction
of the Native Americans is the result of an intimate knowledge of his
subject matter through travel, study and living with different tribes
through the years. Thus, the prime characteristic of his work is
authenticity enhanced by detail and the constantly changing hues of
Hubert Wackermann was born in Solingen, West Germany, in
1945. He became interested in North American Indians at an
early age, and spent numerous hours studying and researching his
favorite subject in anthropological museums and libraries.
Mr. Wackermann's first study trip to North American in 1969 provided
the opportunity to visit the Indians of Canada. Subsequent trips
to Canada, the United States and Mexico in 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975
provided further opportunities to more thoroughly research the Native
American Indians, their culture and lifestyle.
Upon immigration to Canada in 1976, Wackermann lived for a year on the
Six Nations Iroquois Reservation in Southern Ontario. During this
time, he taught art classes to Native American children, and had the
opportunity for more in-depth studies.
In 1977, Mr. Wackermann immigrated to the United States through Puerto
Rico, where he was married. In 1980, Mr. Wackermann, his wife and
three children settled in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. This relocation
provided occasion for continued study and observation of Native
Americans in the Southwest.
Mr. Wackermann attended the Georg Westermann Printing office in
Braunschweig, West Germany for three years where he studied watercolor,
pencil, pen and ink, crayon, tempera, gouache, lettering and
design. Building on this broad foundation, he later attended the
graphic school Bad Pyrmont, West Germany for two more years where he
pursued additional studies in the aforementioned areas plus
photography, silkscreen, brush and ink, landscape and
composition. Another five years of study at the Art Academy in
Dusseldorf, West Germany followed. Mr. Wackermann received a
degree of Master Student of Art and was also certified as an art
Mr. Wackermann has had shows in West Germany, France, Egypt, and Canada
as well as Denver, Colorado, San Diego, California, Albuquerque, New
Mexico and most recently at the Booth Museum of Western Art in
Cartersville, Georgia to which museum he has recently donated one of
his original paintings that hangs as part of the museum's permanent
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