ⓘ Wolfgang Binding. Binding was born in Munich but grew up in Cologne. After graduating from high school in 1957, he completed an apprenticeship as a sculptor and ..

                                     

ⓘ Wolfgang Binding

Binding was born in Munich but grew up in Cologne. After graduating from high school in 1957, he completed an apprenticeship as a sculptor and stonemason at the Dombauhutte in Cologne. Afterwards he went to the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf to study sculpture. Between 1959 and 1963 he was a master student of Zoltan Szekessy. In 1963, a scholarship enabled him to spend two years abroad in Alexandria and Cairo. After his return he was assistant to Elmar Hillebrand between 1965 and 1975. Binding habilitated in 1973 in the field of sculpture. He then became a visiting professor at Northern Michigan University before being appointed full professor of sculpture at RWTH Aachen University. He was retired in 1993.

Binding mainly created sculptures, fountains and monuments for several cities in Germany and Switzerland. His sculptures mostly depict animals or people in natural poses. For the World Equestrian Games 2006 in Aachen he created the large sculpture Playing Horses. A large sculpture representing a goat was bought by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

In addition to his sculptures, Binding also regularly exhibits his graphics and drawings.

Bindings daughter Stephanie also studied sculpture and graphic arts. The art historian Gunther Binding is Wolfgang Bindings brother.

                                     

1. Selected Works

  • Spielende Pferde Playing horses, Aachen, 2006
  • Entenfanger Duck catcher, Aachen Zoo, 1986
  • Eselreiterin Donkey rider, Stolberg, 1986
  • Spiel- und Erlebnisbrunnen Play and adventure fountain, Bergheim, 1984
  • Kuhjunge schiebt Kuh Boy pushes cow, Aachen-Eilendorf, 1988
  • Heiliger Georg St. George, Aachen, 1980
  • Ponyfuhrerin Horse-handler, Aachen Zoo, 1983