Lambert Maria Wintersberger
* 1941 München
Lambert Maria Wintersberger was born in Munich in 1941. He began his artistic career in 1958 painting decorations and glass, including in churches, and as a mosaicist. In 1961, Wintersberger began studying at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence, finishing his studies there in 1964. He then worked in Berlin as a professional artist until 1968, when he was awarded the Burda Prize in Munich. In 1969, he moved to Stuttgart and received the prize for painting at the 6th Youth Biennial in Paris the next year and went to Cologne. With other artists such as Markus Lüpertz, Karl Horst Hödicke, and Bernd Koberling, he helped found the Gallery Großgörschen 35 in Berlin. He worked there for 4 years until 1968, when Wintersberger, going his own way, produced the "Verletztungsbilder" ("Pictures of Wounds/Injuries"). Wintersberger worked in the United States in 1971 and 1972 and then moved to Nörvenich. From 1974 until 1977, he taught at the art academy in Düsseldorf. Again he changed his residence and lived in Stuttgart from 1980 until 1985, finally moving to Walbourg, France, where he lives and works until today. Lambert Maria Wintersberger was the laureate of the Centre Européen d'Actions Artistique Contemporaines in Strasbourg in 1992.