Manfred Welzel

1926 Manfred Welzel was born in Berlin, Germany

1934-1938  Attended the Rudolf Steiner school in Berlin-Charlottenburg until the school was closed by the Nazis

1938-1941 Attended junior high school in Berlin-Moabit 

1941-1943 Apprentice sculptor to professor Arno Breker; apprentice stonemason

1943-1947 Labor Service, military service and prisoner of war 

1947-1952 Studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin with Professor Alexander Gronda

1952 Educational trip to Italy

1953 Educational trip to Greece and Crete

1954 Awarded the Georg Kolbe Prize by the City of Berlin; moved to Stuttgart, Germany, attended teacher seminary of the Free Waldorf Schools Teacher of sculptural arts, woodcarving and drawing at the “Zur Uhlandshoehe” Free Waldorf School in Stuttgart, Germany

1955-1969 Working as free-lance sculptor, lecturer at various seminaries

Exhibitions (selection):

2008 "Plastik als Daseinsgebärde“, Le Méridien, Stuttgart

2011 Johanneshaus-Galerie, Niefern-Öschelbronn

2012 "Wir zeigen’s euch“, Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe

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