Johann Peter Heek


19 March – 20 August 2023

After his training with Gerhard Kadow and Erna Loets at the Krefeld Werkkunstschule, Johann Peter Heek (1934-1994) founded a weaving studio in Kranenburg in 1959. Here he produced more than 150 tapestries for private and public clients throughout Germany until the 1990s. Heek made tapestries and knotted carpets according to his own designs and those of artists such as Josef Fassbender, Gabriele Grosse, Erwin Heerich, Elisabeth Kadow, Egon Kalinowski, Georg Meistermann and Victor Vasarely.

As early as the 1950s, Heek also devoted himself to painting. Hans van der Grinten described him as a "painter who runs a carpet workshop". His paintings were mostly free compositions without representational models. In the early 1970s, he turned to the landscape between the Rhine and the Reichswald. The exhibition Johann Peter Heek: Landscapes is dedicated to these motifs.

The Museum Schloss Moyland owns numerous works by Johann Peter Heek. The exhibition draws on this collection.

A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition.