Lambert Maria Wintersberger was a German painter, who together with Markus Lüpertz, Karl Horst Hödicke, Bernd Koberling and others, founded the group Großgörschen 35 in Berlin. It is considered as one of the first so-called “producer galleries” and paved path for the other artists.
Originally Lambert Maria Wintersberger came from southern Germany. He was born in Munich in 1941. His artistic career began in 1958 as a decorator, church and glass painter and mosaicist. In 1961, he attended the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence and completed his studies in Italy in 1964. Subsequently, Wintersberger moved to Berlin as a freelance artist, where he along with his colleagues founded the self-help gallery of Berlin artists, named after the Address Großgörschenstraße 35 in a former factory floor in Berlin-Schöneberg. The group Großgörschen 35 existed from 1964 to 1968.
The way of the artist
Wintersberger was honored in 1968 with the Burda Prize of Munich. In the same year he left Berlin and moved to Stuttgart. He received the prize for painting at the 6th Biennale of Youth in Paris the following year and moved to Cologne. But not much later, he moved on: 1971 to 1972 he continued his work in the USA. From 1974 to 1977 he returned to Germany and accepted a teaching assignment at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf. From 1980 to 1985 he went back to Stuttgart and ultimately to Walbourg in Alsace, where he settled down in the long term. In 1992 he was the winner of the Center Européen d ‘Actions Artistique Contemporaines in Strasbourg.
Lambert Maria Wintersberger lived and worked until his death in 2013 in Walbourg (France) in an old train station, which was rebuilt as a residence and studio.