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Biography

Biography

Born 1951 in Braunschweig, Germany
1972-1973 studies graphic arts with Malte Sartorius, Art Academy Braunschweig, Germany
1973-1976 studies painting with Wilfried Ogilvie, Alanus Academy of Arts, Bonn/Alfter, Germany
1976-1978 introduces the practice of art in management training with Bout+Partners Institute,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1976 discovers glass as an authentic medium for artistic expression; first works with
multilayered fused glass, Van Tetterode Studios, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1978 moves to France

He lives and works in Menton, French Riviera, France

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

2013
SEVEN BRIDGES FOUNDATION
Greenwich CT, USA

CAFESJIAN FOUNDATION
Minneapolis MN, USA

2009
ERNSTING FOUNDATION – ALTER HOF MUSEUM
Coesfeld, Germany

2008
MUSEUM FOR GLASS-ART
Sars-Poteries, France

2007
ARTFAIR ST’ART
Strassburg, France

2006
COLLECTION VESTE COBURG MUSEUM
Coburg, Germany

2005
ART MUSEUM
Mobile, Alabama, USA
ERNSTING FOUNDATION – ALTER HOF MUSEUM
Coesfeld, Germany

2002
COMMUNAUTÉ URBAINE
(city administration)
Strasbourg, France
COLLECTION MUSEE ALCORCON
Madrid , Spain

2001
MUSEUM FOR GLASS-ART
Sars-Poteries, France

1998
ENTERGY COLLECTION
New Orleans , USA

1989
CITYHALL
St. Just-St. Rambert, France

1988
PREFECTURE DE L’ALLIER
(regional administration)
Moulins , France

1984
FRAC HAUTE NORMANDIE
( Contemporary arts collection )
Rouen, France

1983
MUSEE DES BEAUX ARTS
Lyon, France

AWARDS

2013
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak MI, USA

2006
COBURG PRICE FOR CONTEMPORARY GLASS IN EUROPE
Coburg, Germany

2001
LILIANE BETTENCOURT AWARD
Paris, France

EXHIBITIONS

2016
CENTRE MINIER FAYMOREAU
Vendée, France

2015
GALERIE YOLENN WHITE
Genève, Suisse

ESPACE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN ANDRÉ MALRAUX
Colmar, France

2013
HABATAT GALLERIES
Royal Oak MI, USA

2010
FOUNDATION ERNSTING – MUSEUM ALTER HOF
Coesfeld, Germany

2008
SPACES OF LIGHT
Centre Internationl du Vitrail, Chartres, France

GALLERY HELENE POREE
Paris

2006
GALLERY HELENE POREE
Paris

GALLERY COMPLEMENT D’OBJET
Martot/Rouen, France

GALLERY MARISKA DIRKX
Roermond, The Netherlands

2004
GALLERY DIE TREPPE
Nürtingen, Germany

2003
GALLERY ESPAI VIDRE
Barcelona, Spain

GALERIE NADIR
Annecy, France

2001
GALLERY COMPLEMENT D’OBJET
Rouen/Martot, France

GALERIE ROSENHAUER
Göttingen, France

1999
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Roermond, The Netherlands

GALLERYMARISKA DIRKX
Roermond, The Netherlands

1998
GLASSWORKS AND GALLERY
New Orleans, USA

1997
GALLERY COMPLEMENT D’OBJET
Rouen, France

1996
GALLERYLEZARD
Colmar, France

1992
HOTEL DE VILLE
Saint – Louis, France

1983
GALLERY BELLEFONTAINE
Lausanne, Switzerland

GROUP SHOWS ( SELECTION)

2015
– International Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigen USA
– Les Peintres et le Vitrail, Centre International du Vitrail, Chartres
– Salon Art + Design, New York, USA, avec Adrian Sassoon Gallery, London, GB
– Chagall, Soulages, Benzaken … Vitrail Français Contemporain, Palais de Chaillot, Paris

2014
LES PEINTRES ET LE VITRAIL
Centre International du Vitrail, Chartres, France

COBURG PRICE FOR CONTEMPORARY GLASS IN EUROPE
Coburg, Germany

COLLECT ART FAIR , LONDON
with Adrian Sassoon Gallery, London, GB

MASTERPIECE LONDON
with Adrian Sassoon Gallery, London, GB

42nd INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL
Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak MI, USA

2013
SOFA ART FAIR, CHICAGO
with Habatat Galleries,

41st INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL
Habatat Galleries

COLLECT ART FAIR, LONDON
with Adrian Sassoon Gallery, London, GB

PAVILLION ART AND DESIGN, LONDON
with Adrian Sassoon Gallery, London, GB

2012
SOFA ART FAIR, CHICAGO
with Habatat Galleries

40th INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL
Habatat Galleries

COLLECT ART FAIR, LONDON
with Adrian Sassoon Gallery, London, GB

EUROPEEN GLASS CONTEXT
Art Museum Bornholm, Danmark

2011
MUSÉE WURTH – BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DU VERRE
Erstein/Strasbourg

2010
FORRE FINE ART GALLERY
Aspen CO, USA

COLLECT ART FAIR, LONDON
with Adrian Sassoon Gallery

DESIGN ART LONDON
with Adrian Sassoon Gallery

2009
CONNECTIONS – MASTERS OF EUROPEEN GLASS SCULPTURE
Prague, Tcheque Republic

ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE BETTENCOURT – SCHUELLER FOUNDATION
Sotheby’s, Paris

SOFA NEW YORK, USA
with Adrien Sassoon and Clare Beck Gallery, London

LONDON ART SHOW
with Adrien Sassoon and Clare Beck Gallery, London

2008
SOFA CHICAGO, USA
with Palette Contemporary, Albuquerque, USA

DESIGN ART LONDON
with Adrien Sassoon Gallery, London

2007
CONTEMPORARY ARTS FAIR St’ART, Strasbourg, France
with Galerie Hélène Porée, Paris

ART FAIR COLLECT, London
with Galerie Hélène Porée, Paris

CONTEMPORARY FRENCH GLASS ART
with Galerie Rosenhauer, Göttingen, Germany
SOFA CHICAGO, USA
with Palette Contemporary, Albuquerque, USA

2006
COBURG PRICE FOR CONTEMPORARY GLASS ART IN EUROPE
Coburg, Germany

ART PRAGUE, Tcheque Republic
with Galerie Mariska Dirkx, Roermond, The Netherlands

SOFA CHICAGO, USA
with Palette Contemporary, Albuquerque, USA

2005
CONTEMPORARY ARTS FAIR ST’ART, Strasbourg, France
with galerie Collection, Paris

SOFA CHICAGO, USA
with Gallery Collection, Paris

‘LUMIÈRES CONTEMPORAINES’, Chartres, France
Centre International du Vitrail

2004
FAIR GLASTEC, Düsseldorf, Germany
with Galerie Mariska Dirkx, Roermond, The Netherlands

2002
WINNERS OF THE LILIANE BETTENCOURT AWARD, Karlsruhe, Germany
Centre Culturel Français, Karlsruhe

FRENCH PUBLIC ART AND GLASS, Krakovie, Pologne

2001
GALLARY ESPAI VIDRE, Barcelona, Spain

ART FAIR, Barcelona, Spain

GALLERY MARISKA DIRKX, Roermond, The Netherlands

2000
‘SHINING LIGHT’ (Art et Espace de lumière du 21e siècle), Chartres, France

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Lisbonne, Portugal

1999
CONTEMPORARY ARTS FAIR ST’ART, Strasbourg, France
with Gallery Mariska Dirkx, Roermond, The Netherlands

1997
MUSEUM QUENEL MORINIÈRE, Coutance, France

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DU VITRAIL, Chartres, France

1996
CONTEMPORARY ARTS FAIR ST’ART, Strasbourg, France
with Gallery J.C.Chapelotte, Luxembourg

1994
CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DU VITRAIL, Chartres, France

 

1987
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS, London