Karl Peter Röhl

Born 1890, Kiel, Germany

Died 1975, Kiel, Germany


1907-11   Studies at the schools of applied arts in Kiel and Berlin after completing his apprenticeship as a painter.

1912-14   Studies at the Grand Ducal Saxonian School of Arts and Crafts with Walther Klemm and Albin Egger-Lienz.

Spring 1919-1921   Enrolls as a student at the Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar where he has his own studio. 

April 1920   Marries Alexandra Gutzeit, a fellow Bauhaus student.

1922   Theo van Doesburg conducts his De Stijl course in Röhl’s studio in Weimar.  Participates in the Constructivist and Dadaist congress in Weimar. 

1922-26   Studies under Walther Klemm at the State Academy of Arts. 

1926-1942   Directs the preparatory class at the Städel School in Frankfurt.

1933   Becomes a member of the NSDAP. 

1942   Is dismissed from his teaching post and joins the war, where he is captured as a prisoner.

1946   Returns to Germany, where he works as a freelance artist until his death.    

1952-55   Teaches at the Goetheschule. 

1968   Wins the Art Prize of the State of Schleswig-Holstein.