Approaching a Lifework
23rd April to 18th June 2016
Opening: Friday, 22nd April 2016, 6-9 p. m.
“Art is chiselling stairs in the rainbow.“
Lambert M. Wintersberger
Works from various phases of Lambert M. Wintersberger are shown by the Poll Gallery and the Poll Art Foundation on the occasion of the 75th birthday of the artist. After five solo exhibitions since 1983, this sixth one attempts to draw a first balance after more than 50 years of artistic creativity of the artist, who died in 2013. In the Gallery painting is exhibited, the Art Foundation presents gouaches, watercolours and cardboard cuts.
Lambert M. Wintersberger, born on April 23rd 1941 in Munich, completed an apprenticeship as a decoration, church and glass painter in 1958 before studying at the Academy of Fine Arts of his native town from 1959 to 1961. He continued the studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence from 1961 to 1964 and changed to the University of Arts in West Berlin, where he lived as a freelance artist until 1969 and was part of the founding members of the exhibition community Großgörschen 35. After living in Cologne (1970), the United States (1971-1972 ) and Stuttgart (1969, 1980-1985) as well as a lectureship at the Düsseldorf Art Academy (1974-1977 ) Wintersberger and his wife Dolores Helena Wyss (1946-2005 ) acquired the disused railway station of Walbourg near Haguenau in Alsace, where he lived and worked until his suicide.