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artist , art educator

Jörg Schmeisser, German artist, art educator. Scholar German Academy Exchange Service, 1968; Humanities Council fellow Princeton University, 1997.


Schmeisser was born in Stolp, Pomerania, Germany (modern Słupsk, Poland). He studied at the Hamburg Fine Art Academy, Germany from 1962–67 and also in Kyoto (Kyoto Fine Art Academy) from 1969-72.


Abitur, Gymnasium Alstertal, Hamburg, Germany, 1962. Graduate, Art Academy, Hamburg, 1967. Postgraduate, Art Academy, Kyoto, Japan, 1968.


Assistant in printmaking, later lecturer Art Academy, Hamburg, 1966-1967, 72-78. Senior lecturer, head department printmaking Canberra School Art, Australia National University, 1978-1997. Professor Kyoto City Art University, 2002.

Visiting fellow humanities research center Australian National University, 1976. Draftsman 12 archaeological excavations University Missouri, Israel, Greece, 1966-1984. Professor Kyoto Seika Daigaku, Kyoto, 1989.


  • Fremantle Print Award: 1980 (joint award with Rod Ewins).


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Nihon Bekken, 1971, Schmeisser, Etchings, 1974-1979, 1979. Co-author: Ladakh, Land of the Passes, 1986. Author (editor): Ask That Your Way Be Long, 1987.

      One-man shows include over 200 one-man shows and group exhibitions.


Married Keiko Amenomori, December 27, 1972. 2 children.

Wolf Schmeisser

Katharine (Kasischke) Schmeisser

Keiko Amenomori