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Roland Wesner    

Roland Wesner was born in Stuttgart-West on March 11th, 1940. From 1954 to 1957 he was working as an apprenticeship toolmaker with the Dürr Company being active at the Robert Bosch Ltd from 1957 to 1961. Roland Wesner married in 1961. In the same year, he was admitted to the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart; he started his studies in the painting master class of Manfred Henninger.

He was essentially influenced by Albrecht Appelhans, whose master student he became in 1963 while attending Studium Generale courses at the universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen, where he gained the fundamentals of anatomy, psychology and philosophy. Towards the end of his studies, he took part in Rudolf Yelin’s projects Building Site Art (Kunst am Bau), glass art and wall painting.

His involvement in the art scene of his surroundings made him initiator and founding member of the Ludwigsburg Art Association. The Ludwigsburg Open Air Gallery with sculptures in public places goes back to his initiative. In 1972 he was teaching as an independent artist at the grammar school in Asperg. While surviving a critical disease in 1975/76 he found new forms of painting with increasingly smaller picture formats. Throughout his “schooldays” he had always been productive creating a variety of poetic images. In 1986 he was commissioned to design a series of stained glass windows for the funeral parlour in Ingersheim (Ludwigsburg district), which was implemented only after his death in 1988/89. Roland Wesner died on May 25th, 1987 in Ludwigsburg.