In 1957 Fritz Genkinger started his studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe in the class of HAP Grieshaber.
Genkinger first painted in an expressionist style that was more and more replaced by the distorted images of the Irish artist Francis Bacon. In 1968 he began to depict images of sports, especially football. This development created the artist's own distinctive style in which he uses scenes, that are firmly rooted in the collective memory of the "football nation of Germany".
Through the exhibition of his football pictures in the Stuttgart Art Association, Fritz Genkinger established himself as a serious artist. His works are now represented in public collections, ex. the State Gallery of Stuttgart, the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Gallery of Stuttgart and the Museo del Arte Asuncion in Paraguay.