Sculptor Otto Horlbeck was born November 29th, 1905 in Reichenbach/Vogtland and he died January 11th, 1980 in Gruensfeld/Baden.
He made many stone sculptures, forinstance a war memorial in Gerlachsheim (1954), 17 plates in the district office of Tauberbischofsheim (1959) together with Sepp Biehler.
In his first period he made an eagle sculpture for the Olympic stadium in Berlin.
A big sculpture of Otto Horlbeck (on the left) in Berlin 1936
His daughter Christina Horlbeck-Wuillermin, born in Würzburg on April 2nd, 1937, immigrated in 1956 to the United States. She currently lives in Hammonton/New Jersey.
Chris trained as a photographer in Mannheim with Tita Binz and at the Akademie Der Freien Kuenste with Karl Trummer.
Before immigrating to the U.S., Chris worked at Clar Werbung in Heidelberg. Chris was exposed to art and began her training at an early age; both her father and grandfather were sculptors.
While Chris is still active with photography, her interests have led her through work with batik in the 70s, to alternative photography in the 80s, to monoprinting in the 90s.
More recently Chris has also deepened her exploration in clayprinting, doing workshops in the past years with Mitch Lyons. Moving from photography to alternate forms of printing, such as image transfers and digital printing felt like a natural progression for Chris, who finds exploring new directions stimulating.
Some pictures of Christina Horlbeck-Wuillermin from Hammonton Arts Center:
The other daughter of Otto Horlbeck, Ursula Horlbeck (married Djabalameli), born 1939, is also a sculptor.