Johann Brunner

Born 1958 in Surberg near Traunstein, Bavaria, Germany

1979/80 A-levels / community service

1980 – 82
Apprenticeship at the Mayer'sche Hofkunstanstalt, Munich
Profound experience in three crafts: mosaic, art glass and glass painting
Apprenticeship Graduation with Distinction

1982 – 89
Studied sculpture with Eduardo Paolozzi at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
Fields of experience: Portraits modelled sculpturally and artistically, imaginary architectural worlds, sculpture and colour, sculpture techniques, cement casting, bronze casting, photography, and etching

Study visit in Carrara

Since then, working as a freelance painter, sculptor and restorer.


  • The cultural awakenings from 1900 and the cultural rupture from 1933.
  • Holocaust and exile culture
  • The classical crafts and arts of the past
  • Book culture
  • Contemporary art

Fields of activity:

  • portraits modelled sculpturally and artistically
  • creative painting and sculpture
  • reconstructive restoration in sculpture and painting, especially mural painting

Two portrait busts in Lasa (Laas) marble: Edith Stein (unveiled 2009) and Max Planck (unveiled 2022), realised for the classicist synthesis of the arts, "Walhalla" near Regensburg.

Max Planck

Edith Stein

Information about the artist

Artist Johann Brunner
Hometown Traunstein (D)
Country Germany

Information about the artwork

Name Max Planck
State / location Germany
Year 2022
Place of location Donaustauf, Walhalla (D)
Dimensions Portrait bust, 65 cm height
Material / technique Marble LASA
Marble variety LASA Bianco Classico®
Credits ©Johann Brunner

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