Willy Wiedmann

THE ARTIST

WILLY WIEDMANN
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Incomparable and Unequaled

Wilhelm Richard Heinrich (Willy) Wiedmann was a musical, artistic, and literary multi-talent.

THE LIFE

Willy Wiedmann was born Wilhelm Richard Heinrich Wiedmann on March 14, 1929, in Ettlingen (a district of Karlsruhe) Germany. He was married to Hilda Wiedmann and had three children: Richard, Cornelia and Martin. He named his two schnauzers Jakob and Jakobine to coincide with the name of his gallery, "Galerie am Jakobsbrunnen" (Gallery at Jacob's Well)

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Willy Wiedmann Ettlingen
 

THE ART

As in his studies, Willy Wiedmann did not commit to a single art direction.

 

Music and painting were equally important parts of his artistic work.

He even incorporated music into his pictures.

 

Wiedmann created a total of 150 opus works . He also worked as a freelance musician and composer at the Württemberg State Theater in Stuttgart (1954–1964) and for German radio stations such as SDR , SWF and ZDF (1964-1982).

Over many years, Willy Wiedmann worked hard to save the 16th-century farmhouse from demise. In 1964 he opened "Galerie am Jakobsbrunnen,"now called "Galerie Wiedmann"

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THE GALLERIST

In 1964, Wiedmann opened his first gallery; "Galerie am Jakobsbrunnen" in Stuttgart. As a gallerist, he worked with famous artists and was one of the first to exhibit works by Salvador Dalí in Stuttgart. He was one of the initial gallery owners to promote art movements such as the Vienna Secession and Neoclassicism in his exhibitions.  Wiedmann opened five more galleries during his lifetime, some of which he also directed, including in New York.