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Reinhard - Biography


Reinhard studied graphic design and sculpture in his native Germany. In 1961 he entered the United States at the age of twenty to continue his education at the Art Center School in Los Angeles, California. Within the next fifteen years, he created dozens of animated TV commercials, motion picture titles and more than One hundred life sized paper sculpture scenic sets for major television shows such as the Bing Crosby Christmas Specials, Bob Hope, Diana Ross, Dick van Dyke, Red Skelton and others, including many Carol Burnett shows.
In 1972 Reinhard decided to expand his talents in the area of graphic design and illustration and relocated to Westport, Connecticut. Represented by Cullen Rapp, one of the top agents in New York, (and during which time he also attended the School of Visual Arts in New York) he created a large variety of…

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Reinhard - Biography


Reinhard studied graphic design and sculpture in his native Germany. In 1961 he entered the United States at the age of twenty to continue his education at the Art Center School in Los Angeles, California. Within the next fifteen years, he created dozens of animated TV commercials, motion picture titles and more than One hundred life sized paper sculpture scenic sets for major television shows such as the Bing Crosby Christmas Specials, Bob Hope, Diana Ross, Dick van Dyke, Red Skelton and others, including many Carol Burnett shows.
In 1972 Reinhard decided to expand his talents in the area of graphic design and illustration and relocated to Westport, Connecticut. Represented by Cullen Rapp, one of the top agents in New York, (and during which time he also attended the School of Visual Arts in New York) he created a large variety of illustrations for the advertising and publishing industries with clients including Max Factor, The New York Times, Seagrams, Coca-Cola and the Merv Griffin Logo. He received numerous awards from the Society of Illustrators in New York.
In 1976 he returned to California and resumed his academic training at the Art Center School in Los Angeles and published a series of fine art posters and prints, many of which have musical motives in a delightfully humorous fantasy setting. His best-known work the “Rehearsal”, a four by six foot bass relief paper sculpture of the Alban Berg String Quartet earned him world- wide acclaim. It has been on exhibition at the Oakland Art Museum, the Mint Museum in North Carolina and the Historical Society Museum in New York City and is now in a private collection.
Many requests in the 1980’s by galleries and art collectors for limited edition paper sculptures (also called “multiple originals”) inspired Reinhard to invent a process through which the original paper sculpture is cast in resin without compromising the slightest details and paper-characteristics. Out of this technique emerged the very intricate 4’x6’ cast sculpture titled: “Recording at RCA-1947” depicting a recording session with one the most famous piano trios ever, (nicknamed “The Million Dollar Trio”) with Arthur Rubinstein, Jasha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky. It was made as a “companion” piece to the “Rehearsal” sculpture from 1976.
Within the last ten years, his work includes a coffee-table book on silly and ridiculous behavioral antics of little sculpted miniature chairs, and a large body of work of geometric abstract paper sculptures, free standing and bass relief.
His work has been exhibited in many galleries worldwide and is in public and private collections.
Reinhard is now devoting most of his time to a life-long love - composing music.



Konstanze - Introduction

Konstanze was born on April 26th 1988 in Ashland Oregon and is the daughter of Reinhard and Irma Reinhard.
Between the ages of two and four she painted over three hundred small watercolor pictures. Eight years later in an interview for “Grace Millennium Magazine” she said: “I had no clue what I was painting, it totally flowed out of me; the paintings would just pop out of nowhere. Aside from brushes I would use other tools, the weirdest tools you could think of: a spoon, my fingers, a toothpick or a Q tip even my lips on one. I thought I was making scribbles but I guess I did something unique”.
The first painting Konstanze made at the age of two and a half fell on the floor. When her mom picked it up and noticed that it was a little duck she said to her ”this is beautiful Konstanze, it’s a little duckling”. She noticed it too and in a second popped an eye in the head of the duck with her little paintbrush exactly in the right spot.
All of her paintings are of course intuitive. She never “labored” over any picture, instead they were done in a few minutes and she always knew when a painting was finished.
The average size of her paper was between 5”x6” (12x16cm) and 7”x9” (18x22cm)
The idea for larger versions of her paintings came from a children’s art exhibit at the Art Center in Ojai California in 1998.
We entered four of her framed pictures enlarged by about 100% from 5”x6” to 10x12” for example. They sold instantly plus there were order requests for additional framed prints.

We chose 80 of here best images for her book and the exhibit.






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