biography

1958
Born in Worms
1981 - 1990
Study of fine arts, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
1984
First bronze castings of portraits, figures and reliefs
1986
Gutenberg Fellowship, City of Mainz
1988
Beginning of dancer pictures and dancer sculptures Mainz city printers
1991
Travel grant to the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, New York
1992
Europaen Celebration Festival, Lincoln, England
1996
Working stay and exhibition at the Ballet of the German State Opera Unter den Linden, Berlin
1998
13th Biennale Internationale Dantesca, Ravenna
1999
Stained glass for cathedral in Juigalpa, Nicaragua
2000
Beginning of dancer paintings and dancer sculptures at the ballet of the Mainz State Theater
2003
7th Biennale de Sculpture Normandie, Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc, France
2005
Boniface figure for Pope Benedict XVI, Rome
2007
Atelier Casa Bacilieri, Old Town, Locarno
2011
Move into the studio apartment in Zurich
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exhibitions | fairs | awards

solo exhibitions

2018
Sculpture axis, Eschborn Municipal Gallery
2016
Painting and Sculpture, Gallery Rother Winter, Wiesbaden
2013
Gallery Depelmann, Langenhagen
2012
Gallery Winter, Wiesbaden
2012
Galleria Kröger, Ascona, Switzerland
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Karlheinz Oswald

The sculptor and painter Karlheinz Oswald, born in Worms in 1958, has been internationally present with his works in exhibitions for three decades. 1981-1990 studies of fine arts, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 1984 First bronze castings of portraits, figures and reliefs, 1986 Gutenberg scholarship of the city of Mainz, 1988 Beginning of the dancer pictures and sculptures Mainz city printers, 1996 Working stay and exhibition at the ballet of the German State Opera Unter den Linden, 2000 dancer pictures and dancer sculptures at the ballet of the Mainz State Theater. Since the beginning of his artistic work, sculpture has been the main focus of his work, both in the sacred and public spheres (2005 Bonifatius figure for Pope Benedict XVI, Rome). Oswald is also known for his portraits, of which he has made more than 100 over the years, among others of Cardinal Volk and Cardinal Lehmann as well as the former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Karlheinz Oswald lives and works in Switzerland.