Sunday, July 13, 2008

Biography: Klaus Hartmann

Klaus Hartmann (right) 
with Reiner Mahrlein and Silvia Rudolf

Haut XI (Skin XI), 2005
Bronze and steel, 1/10
13 x 6 x 6 in.
$ 700

Hannover, Germany, native Klaus Hartmann (b. 1960), who lives in Kaiserslautern, is a fixture on the art scene of his German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. He teaches at the Fachhochschule Kaiserslautern, (the Kaiserslautern College of Applied Sciences) and has taught at the University of Kaiserlautern. Hartmann exhibits widely throughout Germany and has produced several public sculptures, for instance for the city of Kaiserslautern and the Rhineland-Palatinate Department of Culture. He is part of an exchange between artists from Columbia, S.C., and Kaiserslautern and since 2001 has exhibited several times in South Carolina. The catalogue “Klaus M. Hartmann: Stahlplastiken” (Klaus M. Hartmann: Steel Sculptures) was published in 1997.

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