Artist: Roman Strobl

* 1951 in Kitzbühel

1965 starts training to become a wood carver with Johann Strobl

1970 first surrealist works

Exhibitions in Austria, Germany

Travels to Syria, Lebanon, Turkey (travel sketches) and Crete (Dionysian excesses on large canvases)

1997 after 10 years returns to wood, starts works with chain-saw

2001 sculptor of the original Buddy Bear-sculpture



The whole world is looking at my bear. The manyfold looks are reflected by his fur:

brown eyes

blue eyes

black eyes

green eyes

grey eyes

etc. eyes

Thus he offers his lumbering and well-humoured body as a meeting point for the diverse eyes of people and nations. And no one feels disturbed by anybody else.

Roman Strobl

Sponsor: GROHE Profi Club