A. D. Trantenroth - A. D. Trantenroth

Artur Dieter Trantenroth (* 1940 in Bochum ; † November 21, 2019 in Selb [1] ) was a German sculptor , object artist and draftsman .


Trantenroth first completed an apprenticeship as an optician and as a ceramist. From 1964 to 1968 he studied ceramics (with Professor Uli Günther) and sculpture (with Professor Herbert Baumann ) at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart .

From 1968 he worked as a freelance sculptor in Wunsiedel , from 1973 in Großgeschaidt / Heroldsberg . From 1979 to 1980 he taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich . From 1979 Trantenroth lived and worked in Bocholt , where he was a city artist. In 1985 he returned to Weißenstadt in the Fichtel Mountains .

From 1968 Trantenroth took part in numerous international sculpture symposiums , including the sculpture symposium St. Margarethen / Austria (1969), in Burlington / United States (1971), the Symposion Urbanum , Nuremberg, (1971), the international steel sculpture symposium Bochum (1979/80) or on the street of the sculptures (St. Wendel) (1988).

Trantenroth was a member of the German Association of Artists . Between 1968 and 1980 he took part in a total of eight large annual DKB exhibitions. In 2014 the artist made a donation to the Bayreuth Art Museum ; The museum is also taking over Trantenroth's estate with sculptures, models and drawings on permanent loan from the Oberfrankenstiftung. [1]

Awards (selection)

Solo exhibitions (selection)

A catalog was published for the exhibitions marked with "K".

Working in public space (selection)

In particular, those of Trantenroth's works that can be traced back to sculpture symposia or public tenders can be viewed as art in public space by anyone at any time. However, some are conceptually ephemeral.

Collections (selection)


  • Petra Weigle (Red.): AD Trantenroth - foundations under powdered sugar tea . Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Nuremberg 2001, ISBN 3-933096-48-0 .


Commons : Arthur D. Trantenroth - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Concept artist Artur Dieter Trantenroth has died . North Bavarian Courier, December 2, 2019
  2. kuenstlerbund.de: Exhibitions since 1951 ( Memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) (accessed on May 7, 2016)
  3. Stadtlexikon Bocholt, letter T , bocholt.de, August 1, 2007
  4. heart loss. AD Trantenroth - drawing, sculpture and object art. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on June 29, 2013 ; accessed on January 22, 2019 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . New Museum Nuremberg, 2011@1@2Vorlage: Webachiv / IABot / www.nmn.de
  5. Stahlplastik Ruhrlandhalle (1979/80) . artibeau: art in bochum