1949 Bremen-Blumenthal – 2013 Bremen
Norbert Schwontkowski was a northern German painter and storyteller, doing both in a prudent and lucid manner. Schwontkowski’s paintings manage with few details and means to evoke suggestions of a story that has to be further imagined and told. Most of his time and work was invested in his backgrounds, his actual field of experimentation. He applied the paint in thick layers, using iron oxides and linseed oils mixed with colour powder, inks, and earthy materials.