Entrance to the school
|Founder||Johann Friedrich Städel|
|Location||Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
The Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, is a tertiary school of art in Frankfurt am Main, in central Germany. It accepts about 20 students each year from 500 applicants, and has a total of approximately 140 students of visual arts and 50 of architecture. About 75% of the students are not from Germany, and courses are taught in English.
The Städelschule was founded by Frankfurt merchant, Johann Friedrich Städel. In a deed dated 15 March 1815 he left his art collection and his money to establish a museum – now the Städel Museum – and for the teaching of art and architecture to suitable students.:322 The school is the only one in Germany to be funded by a city rather than a state administration. In 2007, the Städelschule received funding of €3.8 million from the city of Frankfurt.:322
Many artists teach or have taught at the school. Among the current staff are Willem de Rooij, Peter Fischli, Douglas Gordon, Michael Krebber and Tobias Rehberger. Max Beckmann taught at the Städelschule during the Weimar Republic, but was classed as a "degenerate artist" and dismissed from his position under the Nazi régime. His work was shown in the Degenerate Art Exhibition of 1937.
- Städelschule Frankfurt: Beyond the Genre Boundaries. Goethe-Institut. Accessed February 2017.
- Dietrich Koska (2007). Good Neighbors. In: Heike Belzer, Daniel Birnbaum (editors) (2007). Kunst lehren – Teaching Art. Frankfurt: Städelschule.
- Max Beckmann (1884-1950). Galerie St. Etienne. Accessed February 2017.