GERMANY, 1927 - 2010

Paul Wunderlich

It becomes obvious that the artist Paul Wunderlich can be counted among the greatest surrealists in the world on closer inspection of his work. Personal themes, such as eroticism in particular, which is subtly incorporated in his sculptures, but also political and sensational motifs, make his work unique. The influence of Greek mythology supports the unmistakable physiognomy of its protagonists. Paul Wunderlich meets the market's demand that art should be made accessible to the general public - that is, the demand for art for the people. The production of multiple sculptures and lithographs makes it possible for his internationally renowned and high-ranking oeuvre to be carried around the world.

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curriculum vitae and events

1927 Born in Eberswalde, Germany
1946 Abitur, then art school in Eutin Castle
1947 student at the Landeskunstschule Hamburg, class "Free Graphics" with Willi Tietze
1951 – 1960 lecturer at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg
1961 – 1963 stay in Paris. He works in the workshop of the printer Desjobert
1963 return to Hamburg; Professorship for free graphics and painting at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg
1970 stays in New York, Paris, Belgium and Switzerland; Exhibitions in Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, Milan, Rome and Oslo
1988 work on large format lithographs with Ernst Hanke in Switzerland
1992 traveling exhibition "Plea for Reason" in museums in Belgium, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe
1995 Retrospective exhibitions in museums in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido
2007 Opening of the Paul Wunderlich House in his home town of Eberswalde
2010 Paul Wunderlich dies in June 2010