BIOGRAPHY
Born16th October 1952 in Erlangen
1969first oil paintings
1973graduated at the Humanistisches Gymnasium, Erlangen
1973 - 1978student at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nuremberg
1974 - 1980annual study stays with the artist Matthijs Röling at Ezinge, North Holland
1976Cultural encouragement award (Kulturförderpreis) of the town Erlangen
1978 - 1980Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, master class of Rudolf Hausner
1987marriage with Ilse Fath
1989Assistance with Rudolf Hausner
1991member of the Special Association of Artists of Germany, Today's Realism (Künstlersonderbund Deutschland, Realismus der Gegenwart),
1993 - 2005member of the Association du Salon d'Automne, Paris
1997award of appreciation of the Nürnberger Nachrichten
2001„Recherche de la Qualité“, decoration of the Order de Saint Fortunat
since 1996living in Erlangen

EXHIBITIONS
1975Sevrugian und Bahls Gallery, Heidelberg
1978/1985/1988Rutzmoser Gallery, Munich
1988Old Barn, Kulturtreff e.V., Forchheim
1990City museum Erlangen
1993Rutzmoser Gallery, Munich
1994Hausers Tafel Gallery, Erlangen
1998New Gallery, art association, Erlangen
2000Two tendencies of realistic painting – an exhibiton with Michael Engelhardt and Peter König, Kunsthaus Nuremberg
2002Michael Engelhardt, 35 years of painting, art museum Erlangen e.V.
2005Michael Engelhardt, Gallery Akum, Vienna
2010Michael Engelhardt. Precision of Feelings, art association, Erlangen
2011Michael Engelhardt, Adlitz castle, Adlitz
2012Michael Engelhardt. Scenes of Poesy, city theatre, Fürth

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1974 - 1984Exhibition room Munic; Art festival of Erlangen; Infeld Gallery, Vienna; and many more.
1986Rudolf Hausner and Pupils, art association, Ulm
1987/1989/1991Contemporary Art in Franconia, at Weißenstein castle, Pommersfelden
1988International Chess Exhibition, at Rutzmoser Gallery, Munich
Arik Brauer, Rudolf Hausner and Pupils at Mock Gallery, Ulm
1989Homage to the English Garden, at Rutzmoser Gallery, Munich
Collection Marienfeld, at Marienfeld Gallery, Frankfurt
1991Art 91, house of art, Munich
Salon d'Automne at the Grand Palais, Paris
199225 years of Rutzmoser Gallery, jubilee exhibition at Rutzmoser Gallery, Munich
International Realism - Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, City-Center Fürth
33 Artists from Franconia - Exhibition of an selection of the most important artists of
realistic painting in Franconia, Schönberg Gallery, Schönberg near Lauf
Salon d'Automne, Paris
1993Artists paint for Europe, Europaunion, Fürth
1. Realismus-Triennale, Special Association of Artists of Germany, Martin-Gropius-edifice,
Berlin
Rendezvous at Fürth, Salon for International Realism e.V., Fürth
Salon d'Automne, Paris
Le Triomphe du Trompe-l'oeil, Salon des Indépendants, Paris
Le Trompe-l'oeil Contemporain, Boulet Gallery, Paris
1994Art-Expo, New York, represented by Boulet Gallery, Paris
Realism Today. Painting-Graphic arts-Sculpture, city museum Erlangen
Book-Art, Rutzmoser Gallery, Munich
Michael Engelhardt, Jan Kits und Matthijs Röling, Allersmaborg, Ezinge (Holland)
Consumentart '94, Nuremberg.
Triumph of the Art, Nuremberg
Ninety Years of Art Erlangen, city museum Erlangen
1995Salon Comparaisons, Paris
Art salon in the Reitstadel, Neumarkt
1996The Strength of Art, Special Association of Artists of Germany,
Martin-Gropius edifice, Berlin
Salon d'Automn, Paris
Art Prize of the Nürnberger Nachrichten, Germanic National Museum, Nuremberg
1997Art an sculpture of Franconian artists, Weißenstein castle, Pommersfelden
The Realism Project, Neuhaus castle, Salzburg
30 years Rutzmoser Gallery, Munich
Gallery Schaller, Speikern
1998Salon Comparaisons, Paris
Rudolf Hausner and the Fantastic Realism in the 20th century, Gallery at the theater, Nuremberg,
Rutzmoser Gallery, Munich
1999Gallery at the theater, Nuremberg,
Forum, at Rutzmoser Gallery, Munich
2000Salon Comparaisons, Paris
Phantasmality at the End of Time, city museum Erlangen
2001Man – Existence – Vision, Special Association of Artists of Germany, Berlin
Object, at Pasinger Factory, Munich
Change – Goodbye to the DM, at Rutzmoser Gallery, Munich
2002Salon Comparaisons, Paris
Labyrinths – the world as mystery, at Honhardt castle, Honhardt
2003Summer Show, at Albemarle Gallery, London
Forum, at Rutzmoser Gallery, Munic
2004Salon Comparaisons, Paris
Labyrinths and mazes, at Honhardt castle, Honhardt
George Sand Interpretations 2004, les Musées de Châteauroux
Forum, at Rutzmoser Gallery, Munic
2005Phantastic Worlds, citadel Spandau
Kythera – The secret of the Invisible, Special Association of Artists of Germany, Berlin
Forum Rutzmoser, Munic
2006Salon des Indépendants, Paris
Aesthetic Messages – The Postcard as Work of Art, Special Association of Artists of Germany,
Berlin
Salon Comparaisons, Paris
Forum Rutzmoser, Munic
2007Perspective – artistic reflections of urban features, Kitzingen
Art-imaginary 2007, international biennial of fantastic and visionary art,
cultural center Herrenhof, Neustadt-Mußbach
Forum Rutzmoser, Munic
2008Signs of Life – Contemporary Realism, Special Association of Artists of Germany, Coburg
Exhibition to the NN-Artistic Prize 2008, Art House Nuremberg;
Kitsch Biennial Exhibition 2008, Pasinger Factory, Munic
The Art of the Portrait, city museum Erlangen
Forum Rutzmoser, Munic
2009Art - imaginary 2009, international biennial of fantastic and visionary art,
cultural center Herrenhof, Neustadt-Mußbach
Forum Rutzmoser, Munic
2010Illusion of reality, Villa August, Roth
The potency of phantasy, Riegersburg castle, Riegersburg
Real – Surreal – Irreal. Figurative painting in Europe, Essen
Object: Realism, Special Association of Artists of Germany, Berlin
2011Real – Surreal – Irreal. Figurative painting in Europe, Mainz
The Seduced Viewer, Grandel Gallery, Bad Rappenau
Art - imaginary 2011, international biennial of fantastic and visionary art,
cultural center Herrenhof, Neustadt-Mußbach
Paths and Lines of Life, Dornum
2012Night – Exihibition of Realistic Art, Special Association of Artists of Germany, Berlin

PUBLIC PURCHASES
bythe Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munic;
the Bavarian Ministry of Education and the Arts;
Clinical Center Franconian Switzerland;
Erlangen City Museum;
Fürth City Museum;
the Mannheimer Insurances;
the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Erlangen;
the Museum of Bread culture, Ulm;
the Siemens AG SRE E;
the Non Operative Center of Erlangen University, Erlangen;
the Erlangen Museum of Art, registered society, Graphic Art Collection, Nuremberg;
Institute for Manufacturing Automation and Production Systems, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg