Barrier Reef


Sculpture in gilded bronze and green patina

Artist’s monogram stamp


Height : 33 cm





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Kurtfritz Handel (1941-2016)

Kurtfritz Handel was born as a Romanian/German in Râmnicu Vâcea. He had the opportunity to deal with the craft of sculpture as a high school student. He attended an art school in the Transylvanian city of Cluj-Napoca (Klausenburg). After the subsequent study of sculpture and art history at the “state academy of arts” (staatlichen Akademie der Künste) where he graduated as a master student undter the tutelage of Artur Vetros, he worked as an art teacher and freelance artist in Sibiu (Hermannstadt). In 1985, he moved to the Federal Republic of Germany. Here he worked as a principal and teacher at the youth art school in Nürtingen.

Handel’s artistic work includes landscape and animal sculptures, portraits, figurative sculptures and drawings. Impressive about his work is his understanding of forms, which is marked even in broad abstraction with a deep sense of humour.


Exhibitions :


Bad Wimpfen, gallery in the old hospital


Stuttgart, Hotel Le Meridien

Zerbst/Anhalt, Museum of the City of Zerbst/Anhalt


Stuttgart, Gallery InterArt

Kornwestheim, Museum in the Kleihuesbau

Sweet, City Hall

Nuremberg, Krafft’scher Hof

2010 Transylvanian Museum Gundelsheim, Horneck Castle

Nürtingen, Forum Turk

Frickenhausen, Volksbank Hohenneuffen, Frickenhausen and Linsehofen

2009 Dinkelsbühl, Evangelical Parish Hall St. Paul


2008 Brussels, Belgium, Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU

2007 Hermannstadt (Sibiu), Romania, Evangelical Parish Church of Frickenhausen, Greiner Bio-one

2006 Holzgerlingen, Kalteneck Castle

Munich, Üblacker-Häusl, hostel museum of the Munich City Museum

2005 Nürtingen, Metabowerke

Stuttgart, Inter-Art-GalerieDitzingen, City Gallery in LaienAidlingen, City Hall, with Renate Mildner-Müller, watercolor, calligraphy

2004 Frickenhausen, town hall

2003 Göppingen, Südwestmetall

2002  Heilbronn, Munich Town Hall, House of the German East

2001 Dinkelsbühl, Evangelical parish hall of St. PaulNürtingen, town hall

1998 Stuttgart, gallery INTER ART Filderstadt, municipal gallery, with Martin Knispel, painting Nürtingen, studio gallery in the artist house

1997 Holtz, Luxembourg, Youth Center Colpach, Luxembourg, Castle Garden

1996  Ehningen, nursing home

1995 Kufstein, Austria, Stadtsaal

1994 Schriesheim, town hall

1990 Munich, Bavarian State Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, with Renate Mildner-Müller, painting Korntal-Münchingen, Widdumhof

1989  Stuttgart, Gallery INTER ART

1988  Heilbronn, harmony, with Helfried Weiss, graphic sweets, tithe barn

1986  Esslingen am Neckar, Gallery of the Artists’ Guild Nürtingen, Martin-Luther-Hof

1981. Sibiu (Hermannstadt), Sirius Gallery Bucharest, Eforie Gallery, with Lidia Cireşica Crainic, textile spatial structure

1987  Sibiu (Hermannstadt), Sirius Gallery

1971  Bucharest, Kulturhaus “Friedrich Schiller”, with Horst Zay, graphics