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Biography of the Artist Elke Rehder

chess artist Elke Rehder biography

Elke Rehder (born 1953) is a German artist living in Barsbüttel, Germany.

Elke Rehder studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art in London (1979–80). During that time she was predominantly active as a sculptor, where she created objects from iron, steel, copper, granite, marble as well as small bronzes in lost-wax castings. During her stay in London the symbolism of chess becomes one of the main topics in her artwork, following a statement by Boris Spassky: "Chess is like life". Since then, Elke Rehder creates installation art and land art projects centered around chess.

In 1991 Elke Rehder started the international cultural project "Kulturgesellschaft Europa", which is accompanied by statements of important personalities from the cultural, economical and political world. 1992 she was honored with the award "Bernhard-Kaufmann-Kunstpreis" in Worpswede.

From 1991 to 1993 she deepened her knowledge of painting at the Federal Academy of Cultural Education in Wolfenbüttel and of graphic arts at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

Since 1993 Elke Rehder concentrates on literature and lyric poetry and founded the Elke Rehder Presse for printmaking. With her artists' books she participated several times at the Leipzig Book Fair, the Frankfurt Book Fair and the largest book fair for small publishers and artistic hand press operators in Europe "Mainzer Minipressen-Messe". At the international antiquarian book and arts fair "Quod Libet" in Hamburg she presented a portfolio with etchings to The Trial by Franz Kafka and woodcuts to The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig. Beside her fine press publications Elke Rehder creates numerous painted books, book objects and paper art objects. Text selected from the English Wikipedia

 

Exhibitions and Bibliography

A listing of my single art exhibitions, group art exhibitions, art works in public collections and bibliography of the publications you'll find on my homepage here


Chess Links to my homepage

art to the chess story the Royal Game by Stefan Zweig

 

pictures of my art studio

 

chess paper art objects

 

artists' books on chess

 

chess paintings

 

chess woodcuts

 

book cover illustrations and art exhibition posters

 

chess etchings

 

chess Land Art projects and art installations

 

Visit to a German chess artist:

Ken Whyld Association report

 

Welcome to my Gallery at

Saatchi Gallery London 

 

Artoffer Gallery

 

Artwanted Gallery

 

Art 3000 Gallery

 

Bienvenue à ma galerie

Artabus France

 

odwiedź moją stronę w języku polskim

Polish Wikipedia