|Angela Lahs Gonzales ~ Biography
1935 Born DÃ¼sseldorf, Germany
1952-1958 Hochschule fÃ¼r Bildende KÃ¼nste, Berlin
1960 â€“ 1967 Newman Laboratory of Nuclear Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York,
Draftsman and Designer
1967 â€“ 1998 Fermilab (formerly the National Accelerator Laboratory), Batavia, Illinois. Artist
in Residence, Designer
1935 - 1952
Father Curt Lahs declared entarted â€œdegenerateâ€� painter (1933) by the Nazi regime in 1933 and is
removed from his teaching position at the Hochschule fÃ¼r Bildende KÃ¼nste, Berlin. Family, including
younger brother Christian, moves frequently between 1935 and 1952 to flee Nazi persecution and lives briefly
in Germany: Berlin; Yugoslavia: CorÃ§ula, Split; Germany: Unterammergau; Italy: Rome, Florence; Germany:
Dessau, Quedlinburg, Rosstrappe im Hartz; after World War II in Halle and der Saale and Berlin.
Studies at the Hochschule fÃ¼r Bildende KÃ¼nste
Father, Curt Lahs dies
Emigrates to the United States: Books passage on the S.S. United States, and arrives
just before Christmas on December 23.
(January) Begins work at Newman Laboratory of Nuclear Studies, on January 11
at Cornell University, Ithaca New York as draftsman and designer. While doing
scientific drafting work, she also designs the workspace interiors, choosing wall and
floor colors as well as the colors for the GeV Synchrotron magnets. Works with Dr.
Robert Wilson and others.
Utica Museum of Art, Exhibition, wins $1,000 purchase prize.
Selection of painting for Governor Rockefellerâ€™s Office
Wall Street Journal article on placement of painting at the Governorâ€™s Office.
New York City exhibition (possibly Marlborough Gallery)
(January) Painting is sent on loan to office of Senator Robert Kennedy in Washington D.C.; Article in The Town
Crier, Ithaca, New York, January 11, 1967
Exhibition at The Upstairs Gallery, Ithaca, New York
Dr. Robert Wilson founds the National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois and asks Gonzales to move to
Chicago to become the â€œartist in residence.â€� Gonzales moves to Chicago, becoming employee #11. At
Fermilab, Gonzales selects colors for exteriors and interiors, designs furniture, lecture posters, books and
annual reports, among other design projects.
One-person exhibition at Fermilab Gallery
Three Generations: Curt Lahs, Marianne Lahs, Angela Lahs-Gonzales and Olivia
Lahs- Gonzales, exhibition, Fermilab Gallery (1989)
Costume design for Miss Illinois with physics theme.
Curates Virtu â€“ Exhibition, Fermilab Gallery
Exhibition of experimental physics machine parts and other scientific objects. Titled
Virtu, the show focused on the aesthetics and craftsmanship of scientific parts used
in physics experiments at Fermilab. The exhibition traveled to Columbia College Art