Kerg, Théo

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Kerg, Théo Gender: M
Théophile Kerg
born on 2 June 1909 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place Differdange, Luxembourg, 49n32, 5e52
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 11°33' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 26°17 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 00°28'


Luxembourgian painter and sculptor who specialized in modern art. He founded a movement he called "tactilism", whereby a work of art would appear differently depending on the lighting, the atmosphere and other environmental variables. He took part in over 300 group exhibitions and over 150 individual exhibitions. In Luxembourg, he is remembered especially for his stained-glass windows at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Cents (1975).

From 1932 to 1933, he studied at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, Germany, under the supervision of Paul Klee and Oskar Moll. He returned to Luxembourg in 1936 to become an art professor.

In 1943, following the German invasion of Luxembourg in World War II, Théo Kerg resigned from his position. He was however subsequently arrested in 1944 by the Luxembourgian allied militia, and kept in prison for 15 months as a preventive measure. He left Luxembourg in 1946, aiming to settle in Venezuela, but stopped in Paris where he illustrated a book by Paul Eluard. He permanently settled in Paris.

He died on 4 March 1993 in Chissey-en-Morvan, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Klee, Paul (born 18 December 1879)


Source Notes

Birth certificate (acte n° 156) provided by Sy Scholfield. Death data in margin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter and sculptor)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Art)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Tactilism")