Photography Credit:

Arwed D. Gorella
Birth Date:
Death Date: February 3, 2002

Artist Gallery
After graduating from the Pädagogium Bad Sachsa Gorella studied from 1955 to 1961 at the University of the Arts Berlin and at the Free University of Berlin and was a master student of Alexander Camaro . Since the 1960s Gorella practiced alongside his own artistic creativity to work as a lecturer at the Pedagogical University Berlin.  In 1977 he accepted an appointment as Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Fine Arts Braunschweig (HBKB). There he worked until 2001.  Gorella was one of the representatives of the New Realism and created numerous anti-militarist and anti-clerical representations. In 1969 he was one of the founding members of the New Society for Visual Arts.  In 1972 he founded together with Peter Sorge , Hermann Albert , Bettina von Arnim , Ulrich Baehr , Hans-Jürgen Diehl ,Wolfgang Petrick , Joachim Schmettau , Maina-Miriam Munsky and Klaus Vogelgesang the critical realist artist group Aspect, which lasted until 1978. Exhibitions of his works took place in Berlin, Lübeck, Hanover, and Hamburg. In addition, he also worked as a cartoonist and book illustrator . Books he illustrated include Wolf Biermann’s “Big Ballad of the Dragon and the Dragon Slayer”, a new edition of the “Arabian Nights”, translated by Gustav Weil, and Yaak Karsunke’s  “Orbiting the Guillotine”.