Wolfgang Manfred Epple was born 1956 in Waldkirch i. Breisgau, a small county in the Black Forest, Southern
Germany. He also spent his childhood in Bad Sachsa on the Harz mountains and in Dornum, East Friesland
at the far north western part of Germany not far away from Leer where he now lives.
After receiving his certificate of gradulation, he was working for over 20 years as a chemical technician before he
decided to follow his passion and to work as a professional artist.
In 1977, he began to paint. In 1978 he made a six months field study in Altea, Spain. In 1980, he made a three
months study in the South Pacific following the spirit of Paul Gauguin. In 2004, he spent six months for studing at
Epple's early works centered upon Impressionism being influenced by van Gogh and Gauguin, but also
Surrealism being inspired by Dali, Magritte and others, until he created his first photo-based paintings and so he
discovered magic-realism as his real way of expression.
In 1984, he became member of "Professional Union of Artists Germany, (BBK) and member of the "Confederation internationale des associations d'artistes", Brussels. In 2001, he began to work on fine prints on paper - drypoint, etchings, aquatints, etc, mostly inspired by Rembrandt and Goya.
Epple is considered as a "photo-realistical painter" whose "paintings are magic realism". Epple himself said that he "will never try to explain any of his works, because his works should speak for themselves".
Heiko Jörn, a German expert in fine art and etchings, said "Epple's works force inducement to engross oneself in daily life and suddenly he discovers a mysterious world".
WOLFGANG M. EPPLE Painter & Etcher
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Paintings on request
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