1932

Born on the 26th of November in  Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

He is the son of a swiss father and a german mother.

 

1952-1965

Work in his father's factory for longcase clocks & clock cases.

Ed Sommer is an autodidact artist.

 

1958 bis 1960

First artistic works: monochrome relief paintings.

 

1960 bis 1965

Metallic and acrylic sculptures.

 

1966 bis 1969

German correspondent for the Art International magazine.

 

1968 bis 1972

Thermoplastic acrylic sculptures.

Erotic collages & films with his first wife.

 

1970

Co-Founder of the Gmünder Künstler-Cooperative.

 

1972

The films are represented in Kassel for the Documenta 5.

 

1972 bis 1978

Acrylic compositions & literary compositions.

 

1975

Mariage with YongSa.

 

1977 bis 1985

Gestual symbolic works.

 

1979

First photography projections.

 

1980-1982

Interviews for the KUNSTMagazin, Mainz, Germany.

 

1983-2002

Ed Sommer mainly lives with his family in Mirabeau, south of France.

 

ab 1984

Development of a dialogue art called portraits/réponses.

 

1989 bis 1991

Human rights projects with his wife YongSa:

Tian Anmen & Art for a free Tibet.

 

1990 bis 1996

Ed Sommer organised international conferences at the Goethe Institut in Paris and Marseille.

 

2000 bis 2002

Photographic work: Anonyme MetaPortraits.

 

2002

Ed Sommer turned back to Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

 

ab 2002 bis 2015

Literary work: He wrote more than 2500 texts, manifests, spoken texts about Planetary Awareness & Flow Fields Worlds.

 

17.08.2015.

Died in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

 

 

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