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Artist: Tomi Ungerer

Tomi Ungerer, born 1931, lives and works in Strasbourg as well as Ireland. He understands himself not as a German or Frenchman, bus as an Alsatian - most of all as a European by conviction. Ungerer is one of the most respected artists in the Upper Rhein area. Tomi Ungerer's art work always surprises by the differentiation of style and variation of themes. Ungerer, whose curiosity and urge to acquire knowledge reminds on the artists of renaissance, is not only graphic artist and illustrator of books. As his "models" Gustave Doré and Jean-Hans Arp he belongs to the "family" of artists from the Rhine area who especially enjoy the Paradox, and are characterised by a good sense of humour. He today looks back on far more than 40 years of work as an artist, however his art is far from being aged - just like excellent wine his art is gaining strength and expression. Ungerer created more than 40.000 drawings and published over 140 books.

From the numerous awards Ungerer won here just a few examples: 1983 Jacob-Burckhard-Award, Basel, 1991 Dr. honoris causa of the University Karlsruhe; 1992 Appointment as one of the "500 World Leaders of Influence" by the "American Biographical Institute"; 1993 German Buchverdienstkreuz; 1998 "Hans-Christian-Andersen-Award". Since 1987 he works in the "Commision Interministerielle Franco-allemande" and is member of the European Council as "Embassador for Childhood and Education" since 2000. In 2001 the "Tomi-Ungerere-Museum" in Strasburg was opened.

Ball of Nations 2006 - France
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This Artist contributed to: Ball of Nations 2006

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