Norbert Tadeusz (19 February 1940 Dortmund, Germany – 11 July 2011 Düsseldorf, Germany) was an well-known contemporary painter.
His paintings are particularly characterized by complex compositions, convincing form stringency and an overwhelming color power. He particularly dedicated himself to the Museum Island of Hombroich.
From 1960 to 1961 Tadeusz studied free painting at the Werkkunstschule Dortmund. From 1961 to 1966 he studied at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (among others, with and with Joseph Beuys, who named him one of his masterstudents).
From 1973 to 1981 he worked as a lecturer for painting at the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf and in 1981 as a professor at the Staatliche Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf.
In 1988, he was a guest professor at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildende Künste Karlsruhe. From 1988 to 1991, Tadeusz was a professor at the University of the arts in Berlin and from 1991 to 2003 professor of monumental education at the Braunschweig University of the Arts.
In 2002 he married the painter Petra Lemmerz. Since 2011 she has been managing the Norbert Tadeusz Estate.