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North German Residency

Heiko Jäckstein was born in Reinbek, Schleswig-Holstein, in 1968 and grew up near Hamburg. The special northern German lighting conditions were a challenge
had a major influence on his artistic development. The people of this region and the landscape “between the seas” also shaped the style.

In 1982, regular painting and drawing lessons began with the English painter and photographer Fred Howard Salter and other artists. The first followed in 1985
Solo exhibition. Jäckstein studied graphic design at the Alsterdamm Art School in Hamburg (drawing with Lothar Walter) and painting at the EKA in Trier.
He teaches at art academies and art schools in Germany, including the European Art Academy in Trier.

Since 2013, Jäckstein has been researching the history of the Gothmund artists' colony, which was founded in 1889 and rediscovered by him, and has published - for the first time in art history - about the Impressionist colony in the over 500 year old Lübeck fishing village.

Together with Marlis Zahn, he curated the first art-historical exhibition about the fishing village, the artists' colony and the artists' generations in the Museum Behnhaus Drägerhaus Lübeck, Gallery of the 19th century and classical modernism ("Gothmund. Fishing village and artist's place on the Trave"), which was successfully shown from April to December 2023.
The show covered 175 years of art on the Trave with works by, among others, the impressionist Ernst Eitner, the expressionist Christian Rohlfs and Heiko Jäckstein.

Heiko Jäckstein and Marlis Zahn are the editors and main authors of the art book "Come with us to Gothmund! - Artists in the fishing village and in the travel landscape". The summary of ten years of art historical and topographical research. Available from the art book publisher Atelier im Bauernhaus, Fischerhude and in bookstores.

Heiko Jäckstein lives and works in Lübeck.

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