Georg Jappe (Cologne, DE, 1936 – Düsseldorf, DE, 2007)
Georg Jappe was a German artist, writer and publicist. He began his studies of theatre and philosophy in Frankfurt am Main, Paris and Vienna. From 1961 to 1962 he worked as a university lecturer and as a freelance art critic. Since 1975, he took these tasks in the newspaper Die Zeit. He began teaching in 1975 at the Gesamthochschule in Essen and at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg in the subjects art and literature. In 1979, he was appointed professor of art theory at the College of Fine Arts and taught there until 2001.