Artist Walter Womacka (socialistic realism, east germany)

rare graphic from east germany (socialistic realism)

Walter Womacka (born December 22, 1925 in Horni Jiřetín, Czechoslovakia, † September 18, 2010 in Berlin)

Titel – “Couple with child” (Paar mit Kind, Familie)

Object –  rare fine art print, lithograph, signed, dated 1983, size 59,4 cm x 84,1cm (23,3 inch x 33,1 inch)

Provenience – bought via auction 2016 from a private berlin collection

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Walter Womacka was a German painter, graphic designer and designer of numerous architecture-related works. For twenty years he was director of the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee (

1940-1943 State School of Ceramics in Teplitz-Schönau

1946 master school for creative craft in Brunswick with Bruno Müller-Linow

1949 to the College of Architecture and Fine Arts in Weimar (Hans Hofmann-Lederer, Hermann Kirchberger and Otto Herbig)

1951 to 1952 College of Fine Arts Dresden, among others, Fritz Dähn and Rudolf Bergander

1953 Academy of Art Berlin-Weißensee (assistant)

1963 was promoted head of the painting department (his now famous student was Georg Baselitz)

1965 he was appointed professor

1968 he replaced Fritz Dähn as rector of the college and remained so until 1988

1959 to 1988 he was vice president of the Association of Visual Artists of the DDR

Walter Womacka remains one of the famous painters of the DDR.


Works by Walter Womacka are owned by the Nationalgalerie (

the Peter Ludwig Collection ( )

the Stadtmuseum Berlin Foundation (

the Kunstmuseum Beeskow, the Museum Junge Kunst Frankfurt (Oder),

the Federal Office for Central Services and Open Property and numerous private collections