Semester of Graduation

Spring 2020


Master of Arts (MA)


School of Art

Document Type



Wolfgang Harms is an artist from Nuremberg, Germany, who has not been studied at length in the recent past. This thesis explains why the artist is deserving of study. The first chapter is a biographical introduction to the artist and his early works. The following chapters discuss the importance of Nuremberg and mural painting to Harms. The final chapter will analyze the artist’s place in the historical context of Fantastic Realism and the history of art in general. Overall, the purpose of the thesis is to show how Wolfgang Harms is a unique independent-minded artist, who is deserving of more historical attention than has been given to him in the past.

Committee Chair

Spieth, Darius