Tabular biography

6 July 1933 Ursula Dethleffs is born on 6 July 1933 as daughter of the caravan manufacturerer Arist Dethleffs and his wife Frau Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann in Ottersweier near Bühl/Baden. Arist Dethleffs was the first manufacturer who constructed a caravan in Germany; his wife Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann is an artist of the New Objectivity who is known beyond the borders of the region – her self-portrait has been published in many art historical works.
1946 Pen drawings, linocuts; first exhibitions in Ehingen, Reutlingen, Karlsruhe, Ravensburg and Konstanz.
1947 Participation in exhibitions in Kempten, Munich and Stuttgart.
1949 Participation in the exhibition "Christian contemporary art" („Christliche Kunst der Gegenwart”) in Ravensburg and Freiburg.
1950 Art price of the youth of Saulgau; participation in the exhibition of the "Neue Gruppe" ("New Group") in the "Haus der Kunst" Munich (also in 1952).
1952 Participation in the exhibition "Sacral contemporary art" („Kirchliche Kunst der Gegenwart”) in Stuttgart. Beginning of extensive exhibition activities in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, CSSR, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Sudan, Canada and the USA. Travels to Italy, Spain, Russia and the Third World.
1955 I Upper Swabian Art Prize for Youth for Ursula Dethleffs and others Source: The Sleeping Beauty, Kunst Oberschwaben, 2014 S, 50
1960 confrontation with abstraction and experimenting with large formats (collage, tapestries) on the initiative of her mentor Max Ackermann.
1968 Art price Kempten.
1980 creation of wooden reliefs and wooden sculptures.
May 1994 Ursula Dethleffs lived and worked until her death in Isny /Allgäu.

Artworks in public collections (selection):

Museum am Ostwall Dortmund, Zeppelin-Musem Friedrichshafen, Museum Fulda, Ulmer Museum, Landratsamt (district administration) Ravensburg, Landratsamt (district administration)Friedrichshafen, Regierungspräsidium (regional council) Südwürttemberg-Hohenzollern, Regierungspräsidium (regional council) Tübingen, further artworks in privately owned collections.

Media and Literature (selection):

1948: H.K. Kraft: Zeichnerischer Werdegang der 6-13 jähr. Ursula Dethleffs

1953: Walter Ricklinger in: Das Bodenseebuch, hg. v. Schoeller Verlag, Kattenhorn am Bodensee

1955: Walter Ricklinger: Vom schöpferischen Spiel zur Kunst, Konstanz

1955: Walter Ricklinger: Das Mädchen Ursula Dethleffs, Konstanz

1955: Ausst.Kat. Augustinermuseum Freiburg

1958: Ausst. Kat. Galerie Riehentor, Basel

1962: Ausst. Kat. Kulturhaus, Schweinfurt

1965: Television film Dr. Frey, WDR

1967: Ausst. Kat.: Ursula Dethleffs, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund

1968: Ausst. Kat., Galerie Clasing, Münster

1968: Ausst. Kat., Galerie Schaumann, Essen

1972: Jahreskalender mit 12 Bildteppichen, Galerie Eisenmann, Böblingen

1977: Maler und Bildhauer in einer Landschaft 1947-1977, Herausgeber: André Ficus

1981: Kunst der Moderne I. Überblick über die Kunst der Moderne in der Region Bodensee-Oberschwaben, Teil 1, Friedrichshafen

1985: Hans Hofstätter: Ursula Dethleffs, Augustinermuseum Freiburg

1993: Die Klassische Moderne im deutschen Südwesten 1947 - 1957 Sezession Oberschwaben-Bodensee (SOB), Ochsenhausen p. 86-93, Herausgeber: Hans-Dieter Mück, Ochsenhausen

1997: Ausst. Kat.: Gruppenbild vor Landschaft, Sezession Oberschwaben-Bodensee (SOB)1947-1985, Herausgeber: Elmar L. Kuhn, Eva Moser und Ingrid Schättin, Markdorf

1997:Dr. Ursula Merkel, Dr. Monika Scholl: Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann, Ursula Dethleffs - Ein Überblick; Herausgeber Bernd Riedle, Druckerei Holzer-88171 Weiler

"Ursula Dethleffs", text and catalog of the works of art by Professor Dr. H. H. Hofstätter; printed with the support of the Ministry of Science and Art of Baden-Württemberg and with the support of the Augustinermuseum Freiburg im Breisgau: Photos Achim Bednorz Cologne; Complete Production Printing Karl Schillinger Freiburg i.Br.

2003: Internet Galerie-Dethleffs.de: Ursula Dethleffs and Fridel Dethleffs-Edelmann

2014: Art Upper Swabia 20th Century: 1970 TO TODAY; Publisher Gesellschaft Oberschwaben for History and Culture; Project Leader: Dr. Maximilian Eiden

Band: The Sleeping Beauty 1945-1970: Project Management Andreas Ruess; Curator Dr. Barbara Renftle _ Ursula Dethleffs p. 80

Band: 1970 TO TODAY: Curators: Prof. Dr. Martin Oswald, Dr. Heiderose Langer, Dr. Stefanie Dathe _ Ursula Dethleffs p. 156 f.