Paul Wunderlich


Having finished his studies, Wunderlich himself taught etching and lithography techniques at the school from 1951 to 1960. In 1957 Paul Wunderlich painted tachist paintings, most of which he later destroyed, leaving only a few. A short time later he produced his first figurative paintings. Between 1961 and 1963 Wunderlich lived and worked in Paris, where he perfected his lithography technique at the workshop of printer Desjobert. An appointment as professor at the 'Hochschule der Bildenden Künste' took him back to Hamburg in 1963. The second half of the 1960s was marked by experiments with various techniques. Wunderlich was inspired by photographic models, painted with airbrush and stencils. He began to work on sculptures and perfected his gouache technique, which became very important for Wunderlich's creative work henceforth. During the 1980s Wunderlich focused on sculptures