The expressive realist sculptress Baerbel Dieckmann was born in Bielefeld, Germany, in 1961. Since 2018 teacher at the Sculpture School.
Bärbel Dieckmann studied at Bielefeld College in the Design Department under Richard Hess and was his assistant for several years. From 1991 to 1994 she taught sculptors and stonemasons at the Craft Masters School in Kaiserslautern. After winning three first prizes in a competition for art in a built environment in 1993 (new District Centre for Bad Schwalbach) and shortly afterwards being admitted to the Darmstadt Secession, she went free-lance and moved to Berlin. 1994 she was awarded the Gustav-Weidanz-Preis for Sculpture of the Burg Giebichenstein Halle.
Bärbel Dieckmann pursues a tradition which goes back to the Berlin sculptor Wilhelm Gerstel, who taught Fritz Cremer, Waldemar Grzimek and Gustav Seitz. Waldemar Grzimek and his pupil Richard Hess were decisive influences in her orientation towards a Classical understanding of the human figure
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