Charles Kohl, 1929-2016

Talented Luxembourg sculptor dies

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Renowned Luxembourg sculptor and artist Charles Kohl died on Monday aged 86.

Born into a family of seven children in Rodange on April 16, 1929, Kohl was encouraged by his tailor father to draw.

He studied at the “École d'Artisans de l'État” in Luxembourg City before pursuing his studies at the “École des Arts Décoratifs” and the “École nationale des Beaux-arts” in Paris from 1948 to 1952.

He was awarded the Grand-Duc Adolphe Prize in 1956 and 1962. His works were caracterised by the emotions they conveyed, in the fragmented bodies, veiled silhouettes and faceless heads.

Kohl's works have been exhibited at the Villa Vauban in Luxembourg, the “Salon International de Sculpture” at the “Grand Palais” in Paris, and at the Budapest and Anvers Biennales.

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