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Quint Buchholz was born in Stolberg near Aachen in 1957 and grew up in Stuttgart. He studied history of art for 4 terms, followed by painting and graphic design at the Munich Academy of Art under Prof. Gerd Winner.
He has worked as a painter and illustrator since 1979, illustrating over 40 books for German and international publishers. From 1982 onwards his works have also been exhibited in over 70 solo exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Taiwan.
He spent 2001-2002 working on a series of about 30 box installations and “found object” sculptures.
In recent years he has also worked as a stage painter, creating sets for The Golem in 2005 and Caligula in 2007, both of which were staged by Jochen Schölch for the Metropoltheater in Munich.
In 2008, 2009 and Quint Buchholz ran the Illustration workshop at the Kunst leben (Live Art) summer school in Kloster Irsee. In addition to that he runs courses at the Kunstakademie Bad Reichenhall from time to time.
At the end of 2008 a theatrical interpertation of The Collector of Moments opened at the Theâtre de Cornouaille in Quimper, Brittany, directed by Jacques Nichet and with Jacques Echantillon in the lead role. The production then went on tour to 9 other French cities.
A German production of Der Sammler der Augenblicke (The Collector of Moments) opened in March 2011 at the Metropoltheater in Munich, directed by Jochen Schölch and after 14 sold out performances returned to the theatre in November 2011 and again in December 2013.
Quint Buchholz is married, he is the father of 3 children and lives in Munich in Germany.