I first noticed Asmus when i was researching Dieter Hiessere , another German Pop Art artist. Dieter Asmus started his career in 1964-1965 when his early realistic paintings were demonstrated to the public for the first time. At the same period, along with his fellows, German painters Peter Nagel, Dietmar Ullrich and Nikolaus Störtenbecker, he founded in 1965 the artistic group dubbed Zebra. Its main goal was to gather all German realist artists.
At the beginning of the 1970s, Asmus got acquainted with an art historian Armin Schreiber whose wife was Brigitte Kronauer, a writer. Three friends established a publishing company which issued the debut Kronauer’s novel illustrated by Asmus.
Since that period, Dieter Asmus exhibited at various prestigious galleries in London, Rome, Copenhagen, Rotterdam and Paris.
Now the artist lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. He creates his artworks in oil using such photography technics as snapshot, color balance and clipping.Dieter Asmus is a prolific artist, one of the key figures in contemporary figurative art whose artistic talent and imagination were marked by many awards and scholarships.So, in 1967, at the beginning of his artistic journey, Asmus became a recipient of three scholarships, those from German Academic Scholarship Foundation, French government and from the German Academic Exchange Service which allowed the artist to go to London. These ones were followed in 1971 by the art scholarship from the Federal Association of German Industries (BDI). Nowadays, Asmus’s artworks are acquired by such prestigious museums and galleries as The Albertina in Vienna, Austria, the National Gallery of Berlin, Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, Hamburger Kunsthalle and the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome.
http://www.ftn-books.com has one Asmus title available ( www.ftn-books.com)