Johannes Eidt primarily prefers to be referred to as printmaker rather than a painter, with silk screen printing being his chosen medium. Eidt studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart from 1956 to 1958. He then settled in Japan from 1959 to 1962, where he studied Graphic Art, focusing on screen printing, at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
Eidt set up a studio in his native city of Osnabrück in Germany in 1963. However, he regularly worked as a lecturer and held exhibitions in Japan. In 1981, Eidt was the first non-Japanese artist to win first prize at the annual show in the Shun’Yo Kai Art society.
In 2003, he received an award for his participation in the Fahnenmeer project at the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven. Since 1962, Johannes has exhibited his work in more than 90 solo exhibitions, in countries ranging from Ireland to Australia. He also has had 24 shows in institutions in Europe and Asia, and another 15 solo exhibitions in museums in Germany and Japan. Eidt’s most recent solo exhibition, was in 2016 at the Art Association Furstenau.
The University Art Collection holds one print by Johannes Eidt.