Angela Lahs Gonzales ~ Biography
1935                          Born Düsseldorf, Germany

1952-1958                  Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin

Work History
1960 – 1967                Newman Laboratory of Nuclear Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York,         
Draftsman and Designer

1967 – 1998                Fermilab (formerly the National Accelerator Laboratory), Batavia, Illinois.  Artist
in         Residence, Designer

1935 - 1952
Father Curt Lahs declared entarted “degenerate� painter (1933) by the Nazi regime in 1933 and is
removed from his teaching position at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin.  Family, including
younger brother Christian, moves frequently between 1935 and 1952 to flee Nazi persecution and lives briefly
in Germany: Berlin; Yugoslavia: Corçula, 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 für Bildende Künste
Hans Uhlmann
Alexander Camaro
Willem Hölter

Master’s Exhibition
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 Rockefeller’s Office
Wall Street Journal article on placement of painting at the Governor’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
, 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 “artist 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.

Virtu – 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
Gallery,                                  Chicago.