Dr. Gebhard Streicher
Munich / Germany
Co-founder of IPC / former chair of the Foundation of Panorama Altötting
Gebhard Streicher, Dr. phil., Studies in history, literature and fine arts.
Since 1953 working as an author, critic, publisher, editor, museum and exhibition curator, lecturer; 1966-1996 Director of the Jerusalem Panorama Crucifixion of Christ in Altötting.
1972-98 Curator of the art society 'Deutsche Gesellschaft für Christliche Kunst'; 1980-91 lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich; director of the Bavarian section of Deutscher Werkbund; 1992 founding member of the IPC International Panorama Council (president 1998-2003, board member until 2012). 1996-2010 chairman of the Foundation Panorama Altötting and curator of the Panorama.
Books, exhibitions, catalogues (selected titles): 1966 Munich (revised 1977); 1972 Kirchenbau in der Diskussion (Church architecture discussed); 1980 Berlin – Stadt und Kirche (Berlin - the city and its churches), 1984 Ulrich von Winterstetten; 1984 Münchner Augenblicke (Impressions from Munich); 1990 Gebhard Fugel: Bibelbilder (Gebhard Fugel: Images from the Bible); 1994 Initiativ: Kunst und Kirche (Initiative: Art and the Church); 2003 Gebhard Fugel: Apokalypse; Bernd Brach: Jesus-Projekt (Bernd Brach: The Jesus Project); Sanford Wurmfeld: Cyclorama 2000; 2013 Gebhard Fugel 150 Jahre: Vom Bodensee nach Jerusalem (Gebhard Fugel 150 years: From Lake Constance to Jerusalem); Historienmaler christlicher Ikonographie (History painter of Christian Iconography); 2018 Opal: Analoge Fotografie von Erika Drave (analogue photography by Erika Drave).
Awards: 1992 Medal for the protection of historical buildings and monuments and honorary member of the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich; 1998 honorary member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst; 2003 Cultural Award - district of Altötting; 2005 Badge of Honour - City of Altötting; 2009 Pin of Honour – IPC; 2010 Ring of honour - City of Altötting; 2013 honorary member of the IPC, 2019 honorary chairman of the Foundation Panorama Altötting.