Acknowledged throughout the world as one of the greatest living masters of wildlife art, Wolfgang Weber’s success as an artist is the outcome of a great love for the animal kingdom. Armed with his brushes, he searches the landscape or seascape for animals in their natural habitat. As a result of his close proximity to his subjects, Weber is able to concentrate particularly on the depiction of the split-second movements which he is able to capture.
Born in 1936 in Germany, Weber attended art school, privileged to study under the world-famous expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka. Oscar’s work and tutoring have had a significant impact on the style of Weber’s work. Another important influence on the development of Weber’s unique style was wildlife artist Wilhelm Kuhnert.
His work is likened to the forces of nature for its breathtaking approach and for its use of imagery which conveys both the strength and the elusive beauty of the animal kingdom. Weber’s work has an unusual frankness of style which gives the animals he portrays both freedom and vitality; a quality of the artist, admired by collectors of wildlife art around the world. His landscapes make impressionism come to life – often with expressionistic elements.