Alex Sadkowsky, German/Swiss (1934 - )

 Alex Sadkowsky, German/Swiss (1934 - )

Born in Zurich. Alex Sadkowsky comes from a family of artists . Father Hipolit from Jablona Krey Sokolowsy in Russian Poland was a portraitist and restorer in Vienna / Zurich / Salzburg , as his Greek mother , Eugenie patron Ella Duntsa . Her husband Vladislav Aaron was a draftsman in Leningrad , the mother and brother of Alex painted also . Daughter Rachel is a talented artist. Alex decided to become age of four artists or king.

Alex practiced by 24 Age , from beside the painting , some bread professions , including Jazz musician ( banjo and voice ) , a traveling salesman for washing machines and razor blades, Baumaler , Spanish teacher and tap dancer , even for a short time prizefighter .
1946 First poems and many drawings. Short drawing lessons with Walter Jonas and Charles Kissling .

1957 Marriage with Sonja , 4 children . 6 months stay in Spain. Student at the Academie de Bellas Artes in Valencia for an hour. Many attended bullfights . Employment with Garcia Lorca, Rafael Alberti, Ortega y Gasset .

1958 Freelance artist . Participation in exhibition " Young Artist Zurich » Helmet House in Zurich . At times, shared a studio with Frederick Kuhn.

1960 Via Suez Canal trip and spent several months in India. Study of the Brahmin Buddhism in Darbanga and Darjeeling.

1961 Italy travel , extended stay in Venice. Poetry Reading with Brigitte Meng .

1963 and stay solo exhibition in London, Gallery Clythi Jessop . Acquaintance with Francis Bacon. Bacon was inspired by the etchings and buys AS three from . First of a total of seventy Ireland stays. Co-founder of the Group 65 First texts to the novel " The Great Wasp - A Love Story " arise in Dublin.

1965 Realization of three black and white short films : " rabbit life ," " The Blind Man " and " How Much Land Does a Man ​​."

1966 trip to Russia with Max Frisch , Tancred Dorst and Marianne Oehler .

1967 Solo exhibition at Strauhof city of Zurich : Retrospective drawings and prints . Appearance of the work catalog « Graphics» Publishing Company Lutz Zurich . Solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Baden- Württemberg, Stuttgart . Austria travel . Stay in Italy . Start the shooting of the film " Sad * is * fiction " written and directed by Fredi M. Murer .

1969 Swiss citizenship . Thank you! Upper Galleries fences, Annemarie Verna and Pierre Baltensperger . Double exhibition " Swimming Room " . It will be shown for the first time painted plastic box and travel case. The vernissage , a happening : 10 tubs filled with different colored waters , where the invited guests , all cavorting in a swimming dress. The swimming Olympics with prizes , another highlight . World premiere of the movie " Sad * is * fiction » Fredi M. Murer in Salzburg. Solo exhibition at the gallery Krikkhaar , Amsterdam . Photo Book: " boot in the world" with vinyl. Texts of AS, read by humans and Titine AS, Candid Photos Long, Niggli , depths . Award received : "The Most Beautiful Swiss Books " .

1970 Stedelijk Museum presents A.S. a studio available. He painted numerous works on the subject : " Animal metaphysicum ." The film "William Tell" is produced. Travel to Mexico and Guatemala with diary entries .

1971 solo show at Museum All Saints, Schaffhausen .

1972 Greece tour , following in the footsteps of his paternal grandmother . Solo exhibition at the Museum of Turku, Tampere and Helsinki, with film screenings .

1973 Balkan trip with stay in Istanbul. Record seller in the bazaar .

1975/76 « Retrospective Art Walk " , solo exhibition at Strauhof the city of Zurich , at the Gallery and in the black box Neustadtgasse showcase Kunsthaus Zurich . On this occasion , the catalogs 1 and 2 , published by HR appear Lutz Zurich . Work Year Award City of Zurich to work in the studio at UBS in New York , West Broadway for 13 months can . Travel to California , 4000 slides. Short visit to the favorite country of A.S. , Mexico. Other texts : "The Chinese Wasp - A Love Story " to emerge.

Simultaneous actions in 1977 : " America " , Xerox images shown for the first time in Europe in the Nikon Gallery , Zurich . Jamileh Weber Gallery solo exhibition , paintings and drawings created in America. Kunsthaus Zurich : World premiere of the film show : "The cast- Cadillac " , was built in collaboration with the company Blackbox , Zurich . Solo show: The Taylor Gallery , Dublin.

1978 Art 78 Basel, solo show at the gallery Jamileh Weber.

1980 poster campaign : " What do you love most about Zurich ? The last three letters . "

1981 Solo exhibitions include Kunsthaus Glarus, Instituto Aleman in Guadalajara, Museo Santo Domingo in Mexico. Kunsthaus Zurich: " The Orpheus is seeing through the wall ." A tribute to AS , texts by Pierre Imhasly , percussion Pierre Favre, singing : Tamia .

1982 Galleria Flaviana , Locarno . A.S. video co Maria with luxury and Pancho Mariotti , " Montevideo ", a cultural and political satire of the international weather forecasts.

1983 Zurich Jamileh Weber Gallery , new paintings, drawings and marble sculptures. Under the title ' Communication in wool ' , ' Egalite - Fraternite - Prèt - to - wear " sweaters are also shown, based on designs by AS were knitted by Linda Dove , Galway / Ireland, daughter of Nobel Laureate Henry Taube . Premiere of the CD single "Bank Trust " . Lyrics : Alex Sadkowsky , Music : Baba Barozzi . Poetry Reading with Des Egan in New York. Solo exhibition at ' The Taylor Gallery ' , Dublin.

1984 The lyrical prose work , " The yellow woman writing or symbiosis of two blondes " is completed. Poetry reading in the red factory with Des Egan, New Bridge .

1985 - 1993 Travel and abroad: Italy, Greece , Holland, Spain , and Yugoslavia : A visit to Aunt Alexandra Ucelac -Cohen in Aug Sad. Portugal, Malta , Mexico , Ireland, France, USA, partly connected with readings .

1986 " woman monograph ASund life 1» , drawings , texts by Prof. HH Wood. Publisher: ABC -Verlag Zurich . The issue was awarded " The Most Beautiful Swiss Books " . Solo show at Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich .

1990 Theater am Neumarkt , Zurich : Matinee : Slide Show « people left - right people " and reading of poetry and prose by the theater company .

1991 Solo Exhibition: Gallery Jaski Amsterdam.

1993 Kunsthaus Zurich , solo exhibition , " who knows and blue, and money ." Reading of love poems by A.S. by Ingold Wildenauer . Literary magazine PLACES : Output for A.S. under the title : " Step Error einbaumigen walk in the park ." Appearance of A.S. " The title" in the publishing H.R. Lutz Zurich . Received award « The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 1993» . Further work on the novel " The Great Wasp - A Love Story ."

1995 year to date repetitive wintering in North Thailand : Chiang Mai , Hang Dong Sanpakwan , Pudoi in Sansai .

1996 - 2006 A total of eight receive promotion and recognition awards for literature.

1998 new literary project : " Ninety-nine new Zurich fairy tale ."

2000 After 9 1/2 years of work, with brief interruptions, the novel is " The Great Wasp - A Love Story " , concluded.

2001 shooting of video production in Switzerland and Chiangmai Beat Kuert Title: "I love me " is an old postcard of AS taken from the year 1980.

2003 trip to Italy with Jirka Pollak

2005/ 06 novel " The transformation " work in progress. Series " reader " is created and painted large paintings and wooden sculptures , " Colloquium etymology ." Cycle of poems " The Stolpersteinmetzin ."

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