Illustrating the human condition
Charles Kohl was one of Luxembourg’s most important artists.
Born in the Minette town of Rodange in 1929, he studied in Paris and went on to forge a distinguished career as a fine artist in his native country, being awarded the coveted Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe in 1956. He secured a large number of important commissions for sculptures and monuments, taught at the Lycée Technique in Luxembourg City, and gained a reputation as the ‘illustrator of the human condition’. Many of his works are in private and public collections.
Since his death in 2016, his heirs have catalogued his works, and the City of Luxembourg has mounted a retrospective exhibition at the Villa Vauban, the municipal art gallery, expected to run until January 2021, with the title Charles Kohl – Dessins et Sculptures.
The opening, which was due to take place on 18th March 2020, had to be postponed until further notice, due to coronavirus.
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Featured image: © Jochen Herling / Photothèque de la Ville de Luxembourg