Christian Peschke (born 1946) is a German painter and sculptor whose work is characterized
by large shapes, rich colors and buxom women.
He was born in 1946 in Säckingen in Baden-Wuerttemberg. He grew up in Spain, France
and Stuttgart. Peschke is cosmopolitan and multi-talented; his art-work is characterized by
sensual shapes of the female body.
This style is characterized by his passion of creating sensual female sculptures and of his
respect to the goddess Demeter, the goddess of fertility of the earth and the protector of
His voluptuous figures transmit vitality as well as love of life and appear nevertheless very
filigree and very elegant by ignoring the law of gravity while balancing on one leg.
Peschke became one of the most impressive representatives of the European Art of the 21st
century by his admiration of female beauty. The artwork of Peschke was inspired by other
artists like George Braque, Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso.
At the age of twelve he had already visited the Stuttgart Art Academy in the class of Gerhard
Gollwitzer (1906-1973). In 1967 he created his first sculpture. From 1976 to 1980, he
attended the school Blocherer for Free and Applied Art in Munich. After he become friends with different artists and executed some work for Salvador Dalí and
Arno Breker, he became a freelance-artist as painter and sculptor.
Peschke`s early works were created in Spain. First, he created a life-cycle of figures. 1985 he
created a cycle of social criticism sculptures. In the same year he created the life line, a ten -
meter tactile object.
1988 Peschke created first abstract figures and tried to find new materials. In 1999 he
designed some awards for different presentations of awards, like one for the Bavarian Skiing
In the 90th Peschke created several larger-then-life sculptures until he become a lecturer at
the “Academy Vulkaneifel” in 2000. In 2001 he designed a wall relief for the Hotel Mirabell in
Olang South Tyrol and a larger-than life sculpture for the Biennale in Monte Carlo in 2002. In
2002 he also quitted to lecture at the “Academy Vulkaneifel”.
2003 he executed a sculpture on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the “Club Allemand
International” in Monte Carlo; furthermore he handed the sculpture over to Prince Rainer
III. of Monaco as a present. In 2005 he handed “The Dancer” over to the contemporary ruler
Peschke is a very active artist, who did much public work during the last years. So he made
2006 a sculpture for the UEFA occasion of the Football World Cup in Germany.