(1925 - 2004)
Werner Wildner was active/lived in Tennessee / Germany. Werner Wildner is known for painting.
Biography Werner Wildner
Werner Wildner (1925-2004)
A painter, whose whimsical animals and fantastical, often grotesque creatures were a recurring theme of his work.
Born in Germany, he moved to Detroit with his family as a child and, as a teenager, to Nashville. He served in the Army in 1944 and went on to study art briefly at the Mienzinger Art School in Detroit. He returned to Nashville to practice commercial art, but by the mid-1950s had decided to pursue his own art career. Wildner met with critical and commercial success after a 1962 exhibit of his art (at what is now known as Cheekwood). He became a reclusive in the last two decades of his life after the death of his parents and the collaps of his marriage in the 1970s.
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