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|It seems as if Manfred Schwedler from the very
beginning tried to put his gloomy ideas into action.
Born January 14th, 1947, he grew up in Wolfratshausen, Germany, as son of a goldsmith and a mother, who drew his attention to music by playing folk music on her guitar. He spent several years at a boarding school run by Benedictine monks, who again encouraged his inclination to music.
Since 1966 he studied painting and design with Professor Elmar Fuchs. Soon Manfred Schwedler transformed every day impressions and experiences into pictures that might remind you of nightmares. These pictures he called a "higher reality". The in many cases too positive fantasies of the 70s gave him the impulse to organise the group "artists showing the dark side of life". They had a critical, almost depressive view of life.
Through a close but not too close friendship with the congenial painter Till von Lupin, Manfred Schwedler lost his restless mysticism and felt an urge to give his life a meaning.
During a stay in Switzerland (1983-1990) he found an unusual approach to romantic landscapes. The result was a cycle of paintings of Lake Zurich.
1972 - member of the BBK (German Association of Professional Artists)
1975 - International Art Prize, Prof. Nadler Institute for Modern Art, Nuernberg.
Exhibitions in Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
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