Curriculum Vitae


Curriculum Vitae of the artist


1941              Heinz Sterzenbach born in

                     Marialinden in Rheinisch-

                     Bergischer Kreis.

                     Influenced by his parents

                     (mother: musician, father: painter, teacher)

1958 - 1961   Apprenticeship as an electrician in a paper factory;

1961 - 1963   Technician /Electrotechnician ;

1963 - 1966   Engineer-studies in Cologne with Master`s degree in

                    engineering, Cologne

1966 - 1969   Working as an electric engineer

                    in Paris. In free time painting of landscapes in

                    oil on canvas and drawings of "Paris types"

1969 - 1972   Commercial and Technical manager in Berlin;

1972             Product manager in Düsseldorf;

1972 - 1976   Art- and Pedagogical studies at Pedagogic High School

                    in Berlin (PH, now HdK) with second degree of state;

1976 - 1998   Probationer, Professorship of French language;

1980 - 1998   Living and working as teacher (Art and French)

                    on the island Scharfenberg on Tegel Lake, Berlin.

                    Various travels to Italy, France, USA, Ireland,

                    Canariy Islands, Sinai, Egypt, Greece, Turkey,

                    Kenia, Sri Lanka, Russia, Scandinavia Coutries, Poland,

                    Brasil, Caribian Islands, etc;

1988 - 1992   Participation at the Cultural Workshops of the

                    "Bund Deutscher Kunsterzieher"(BDK)

                    ("Association of German Art teachers") in Umbria / Italy

Since 1989     Collaboration with the Circle "Decentral Culture Work"

                    in Berlin-Reinickendorf

Since 1990     Collaboration and 2. chairman of the group

                    "Berliner Architekturmaler" ("Berlin Architectur art Painters")

Since 1991     Own Studio in the former tram depot of

                    Alt-Heiligensee 73-75

Since 2004     Own Studio and Gallery in the „Kunstzentrum Tegel-Süd“ (Art Center

                    Tegel-South), Neheimer Str. 54-60, 13505 Berlin

Since 1997     Gallery Sterzenbach Internet ""




1974-1994  Member of the "Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst" (NGBK) ("New Society of Art");

1974-2000  Member of the "Bund Deutscher Kunsterzieher" (BDK) ("Association of German Art teachers");

Since 1990  Member  chairman of the group "Berliner Architekturmaler" (AG-BA) ("Berlin Architectur art Painters");

Since 1991 Honory Member of the "Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Kultur e.V. Berlin / Potsdam" (DGFK) ("German Society for Promotion of Culture Berlin / Potsdam");

Since 1992  Member of the "Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst (VG-Bild) ("Society of Copy rights for images");

Since 1993   Member of the "Berufsverband Bildender Künstler(BBK) ("Professional Association of Artists");

Since 2005  Member of the Webists (Webism Group of Worldwide Artists);