born Nimptsch /Schlesien, 06. Apr 1926

died Montorgiali / Italien, 04. Jun 2003

During the Second World War, he was first deployed in Berlin and Poland (1943 - 44) as an air force helper. After this deployment, he received the Reifevermerk, i.e. admission to university, in 1944 after completing the eighth grade. In 1944 he was drafted into the air force and served as a lance corporal in Vienna, Prague, Budweis, Munich and Nuremberg; he spent several months as an American prisoner of war (March to October 1945).


After his release he studied drawing and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts under Professor Joseph Oberberger and Professor Xaver Fuhr from 1946 to 1952

(Christina Hofmann-Randall)


1952 first exhibition in Nuremberg


Completed studies at the academy in Munich 1953



Free artistic activity.


1957 - 1958 Training as a handicrafts teacher at the seminar for kindergarten teachers, after-school teachers, youth leaders and handicrafts teachers of the city of Munich.



Hans-Christian-Blech, Joseph Oberberger, Ernst Penzoldt, Xaver Fuhr, Joseph Drexel were decisive for his artistic development.




Since 1961 he has taught at the then Nuremberg College of Education, which was incorporated into the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg as the Faculty of Education in 1978.




Over the decades, his courses in the subject area of art and work education have covered almost the entire spectrum of applied art education and work. (Christina Hofmann-Randall)




Throughout Franconia, works by him can be found in town halls. Churches (e.g.:Uttenreuth and chapel in Lilling), railway stations, schools (e.g.: Effeltrich) and even swimming pools (e.g.: Ebermannstadt).


Travels in Asia and Europe.


Exhibitions in the Federal Republic, Sweden, Italy, Paris, London, Cape Town, Colombo.


Artistic focus: Portrait, landscape, human figure, urban architecture.


Preferred techniques: oil, watercolour, graphic.

His works are mostly untitled and dated.


1991 moved to Italy; nevertheless Kusche always kept his main residence in Nuremberg and always returned here to paint.


Literature: Wendelin Kusche / Modernism in Franconia / Erlangen 201

Period: 21st c., 20th c.