Memorial exhibitions, publications and activities after the artist's death
Impressions from the Bowien Retrospective 2014 at the Solingen Art Museum
Springe / Deister, exhibition in the district home museum (25.08.0 bis 30.09), introductory speech
by Hans Karl Pesch
Weil am Rhein, exhibition in the Bowiens residence (January 2nd to 14th and December 1st to 15th),
introductory speech by Hans Karl Pesch.
Rabat / Morocco, exhibition at the Goethe Institute (December 4th to 14th), opening by the German
Weil am Rhein, Haus der Volksbildung (03.bis011.05.). Opening by Dr.
E. M. Fallet, Bern
Solingen, Deutsches Klingenmuseum (15.05. bis 13.07.), together with pictures of his teacher Robert
Engels, introductory speech by Hans Karl Pesch.Songs by Werner Krahnert based on lyrical poems by Hanns Heinen were premiered.
On May 27, 1975 Dr.Dieter Freiling gave a lecture in the Solingen Rotary Club
on the subject "The fullness of life - seen by the artists Erwin Bowien, Hanns Heinen and Bettina Heinen-Ayech", plus presentation of Bowien's pictures by Bettina Heinen-Ayech.
Gladbeck (Stadt Bottrop), Wasserschloß Wittringen (14.03. bis 25.04), Introductory speech by Hans
Solingen (Klingenmuseum), the Freundeskreis Erwin Bowien e.V. was founded on October 2, 1976, first
president: Dr.Eduard M. Fallet, second president: Bettina Heinen-Ayech
Bern, Galerie d´Art Münster (25.01. bis 15.02.). Opening by Dr.E. M.
The Swiss magazine "Leben und Glaube" was published on September 17, 1977 with a colored cover, a
flower picture (1962) by Erwin Bowien
Weil am Rhein, Local history museum of the city of Weil am Rhein, inauguration of the Bowienstube
(October 22), introductory words by Dr.E. M. Fallet
Haus der Volksbildung / Weil am Rhein, (22. und 23.11.), Exhibition from Weiler privately
Algier, Art association, gallery Mohamed Racim (15.11.bis 26.11)
Buchschlag Dreieich, Bürgersaal (06. bis 17.09.), organized by the Buchschlag Cultural Association,
opened by Mayor Meudt and President Bettina Heinen-Ayech
Solingen, Hotel Stadt Solingen (August 31 to October 1).New compositions by
Werner Krahnert based on poems by Hanns Heinen were premiered.
Weil am Rhein,Municipal Museum of Local History (03.09.), Commemoration for the 80th birthday of
Remscheid, Municipal Museum of Local History Remscheid-Hasten (July 6th to August 24th), opening
speech by Hans Karl Pesch
Solingen, Publication of a monograph on Erwin Bowien, written by art critic and vice-president of
the Erwin Bowien e.V., Hans Karl Pesch, with contributions in English and French as well as 13 color and 33 black and white illustrations of pictures and drawings
Solingen, Exhibition entitled "Bergisches Land" in theDeutsches Klingenmuseum (September 11th to 26th)
In the lecture series "Significant Solingen" of the local association of Solingen in the "Bergisches
Geschichtsverein", the art historian Hans Karl Pesch gave a public slide lecture on March 15, 1983 in the city of Sparkasse in Solingen with the title "Erwin Bowien - man and
Weil am Rhein, Municipal gallery Stapflehus (15.03. bis 08.04.)
Solingen, Deutsches Klingenmuseum (19.08. bis 07.10), Topic: Representation of the Rhine from
its sources to its mouths, opening speech by Hans Karl Pesch
Algier, Goethe-Institut (19. bis 30.11.), under the patronage of the German Ambassador Dr.Heinz Dröge, introductory speech by Prof. Ali Ali-Khodja.Ms. Marianne Kopatz sang poems by Hanns Heinen, composed by Dr.Peter Költringer.
Solingen, Stadtsparkasse Solingen (16.09. bis 16.10.), Author: Holland 1932-1942.Introductory speech by Hans Karl Pesch.Bowien's works, which are owned by the Dutch royal family, were made available to the public for the first time.An exhibition catalog was published, text by Hans Karl Pesch.
Weil am Rhein, Sparkasse Markgräfler Land (10.11. bis 02.12.), Topic: Holland 1932-1942, opening speech by
Publication of a comprehensive article by Alfred Dietz, with numerous illustrations in volume 2 of
the almanac “Das Markgräfler Land”, born in 1986
Weil am Rhein: Sparkasse Markgräfler Land (23.08. bis 16.09) under the theme “Dreiländereck”,
opening speech Bettina Heinen-Ayech
Remscheid, Theatergalerie (11.09. bis 23.10.), Introductory speech by Hans Karl Pesch
Solingen, Stadtsparkasse Solingen (10.09. bis 04.10.), Topic: Portraits and portraits of Solingen
citizens, opening speech by Bettina Heinen-Ayech, a catalog was published: text by Diana Millies
Algier/Solingen, Film by Hassan Bouabdellah about the Bowien student Bettina Heinen-Ayech with the title
"Bettina Heinen-Ayech: Letter to Erwin Bowien".There is a French version entitled "Bettina Heinen-Ayech: Lettre à Erwin Bowien".The film was
broadcast on several television channels in Europe and Algeria, presentations in museums and cinematheques, official selection at the Montreal Cultural Film Festival
Solingen,Publication of the autobiography Erwin Bowiens "The beautiful game between spirit and world
- my life as a painter, with 16 color and 26 black and white illustrations ISBN 3-88234-101-7
Solingen, Hans Karl Pesch creates a film documentation of an analysis of E. Bowien's painting style,
premiered in 1996 in Castle Burg on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Erwin Bowien e.V.
Solingen, Bergisches Museum, Schloss Burg an der Wupper (22.09 bis 20.10.), Opening speech by
"Romerike Berge", the magazine for the Bergisches Land 46th year 1996, issue 3 is published with a
colored cover picture by Bowien from 1950 (a Wupperkotten that has since broken off) and an article with four colored pictures by Hans Karl Pesch.
Solingen, Museum Baden (03.10. bis 15.11.), on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Erwin
Weil am Rhein, Municipal gallery Stapflehus (20.11. To 19.12.), Organized by the Municipal Office of
Solingen, Publication of the catalog raisonné: Erwin Bowien (1899-1972) catalog raisonné
catalog-Raisonné-Werkoverzicht, ISBN 3-88234-101-7 , published by Bettina Heinen-Ayech and the Freundeskreis Erwin Bowien e.V., U-Form-Verlag, Solingen, 1999
Paris, the publisher L'Harmattan publishes Erwin Bowien's diary “Heures Perdues du Matin, Journal d´un
Artiste Peintre, Alpes Bavaroises (1944-1945), ISBN: 2-7475-0040-3, published by Bernard Zimmermann, who published the original French text byBowien brought in
Freiburg, Publication of the volume "Die Maler des Markgräflerlandes" by Hans H. Hofstätter and
Berthold Hänel at Schillinger Verlag in Freiburg
Solingen, Oeuvre Ausstellung von Erwin Bowien in der Galerie Liberal (26.08 bis 06.10.)
Biberach, Publication "Die Adelegg, the dark heart of the Allgäu" by Rudi Holzberger and Manfred
Thierer with a text about Erwin Bowien in the Biberacher publishing house
München, Bayerischer Rundfunk: In December 2011, the radio broadcast of the BR broadcasted the
elaborately produced radio play "The Lost Morning Hours", in which actors read the dialogues from Erwin Bowien's war memoirs.
Isny (Eisenbach),Exhibition with works by Erwin Bowien, which were created in the Allgäu, the
exhibition is extended until 2014 due to the great popularity
Eisenbach, Publication of the book "Vanishing point in Allgäu, Fascination Adelegg", Erwin Bowien in
Kreuzthal, reportage on Erwin Bowien in his Kreuzthaler exile by Dr.Rudi Holzberger at Adelegg Verlag, Eisenbach
Weil am Rhein, large retrospective of the artist Erwin Bowien in the Municipal Museum on Lindenplatz
in Weil am Rhein from October 13th, 2013 to July 27th, 2014, a brochure accompanying the exhibition will appear
Solingen, "Auf der Suche nach Heimat", Retrospektive im Kunstmuseum Solingen vom 10.08.-14.09.2014
München, Film "Vanishing point in Allgäu. The art of memory: Erwin Bowien in Kreuzthal", by Georg
Bayerle and Rudi Holzberger
Georgsmarienhütte, Retrospective of Erwin Bowien in the Museum Villa Stahmer in Georgsmarienhütte
(Osnabrücker Land) from October 14th.until November 15th, 2015