Acknowledged throughout the world as one of the greatest living masters of wildlife art, Wolfgang Weber’s success as an artist is the outcome of a great love for the animal kingdom which has inspired him to travel to many of the most remote corners of the earth in search of rare species. Armed with his brushes, he searches the landscape or seascape for animals in their natural habitat and, as a result of his close proximity to his subjects, Weber is able to concentrate particularly on the depiction of the split-second movements which he is able to observe, capture and record.
Born in 1936 in Koblenz, Germany, Weber attended art school in Mainz, where he was privileged to study under the world-famous expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka, whose work and tutoring have had a significant impact on the style of Weber’s work. Another important influence on the development of Weber’s unique style was wildlife artist Wilhelm Kuhnert.
Wolfgang Weber has exhibited at a number of prestigious international venues and his life as an artist has also been studied in two outstanding ‘Survival’ television films, recorded by Anglia Television and shown across the United Kingdom and around the world.
Wolfgang Weber’s work has been likened to the forces of nature for its vivid and breathtaking approach and for its use of imagery which conveys both the strength and the elusive beauty of the animal kingdom. Weber’s work has an unusual frankness of style which gives the animals he portrays both freedom and vitality; a quality of the artist which has been admired by collectors of wildlife art around the world.
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