Sigurd Schneider was
born November 20, 1948 in Lübeck, Germany.
The artist, from an early age, worked on carbon drawings creating his own
cartoons. Later writing short stories with illustrations. He completed his
first oil painting in 1971 and went on to study Art History at the University
of Kiel (1972 to 1976).
On completion of his studies
the artist turned to painting full-time exploring his creativity in various
directions. His first paintings were inspired by his surroundings, creating
historic and modern views of cities in Germany, Lübeck, Hamburg, and
later Berlin (after the Berlin-wall had fallen). The artist also painted
various countryside regions in Germany, Italy and South France. With a love
of water and history, Sigurd painted re-creations of famous naval-battles,
such as Trafalgar 1805
From 1979-1985 Sigurd studied
Theatre and Regis at the Theater School of Kiel. During that time he performed
as a member of a local theatre group.
Having developed a reputation
for re-creating naval battles on canvas, Sigurd was invited to paint the
official poster for the action "Save the Passat", a famous old sailing ship
docked in Travemünde (Germany), also the illustration for another poster
for exhibition in Kiel under the motto "Drugs and Reality."
From 1985 to 1993 the artist
embarked on a series of study journeys in Amsterdam, Paris, Venice and London.
From 1988 to 1991 living in San Remo, returning to Hamburg and now living
in his home town of Lübeck.
His work has been exhibited
extensively in galleries in Lübeck, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Zürich,
Milan and Rome.