L u d w i g D u n k e l
I was born in Neuss in 1961.
Since school just was not right for me I left it at the age
of seventeen to work on a tanker as a shipboy.
Later I lived in squatted houses, learned the gilder-craft, worked on a half-timbered house, helped out in
a printer-shop and worked as a kindergartener.
I also did restauration work in the Clemens-
Sels museum in Neuss and the Cologne Citymuseum.
One defining moment in my life was my overland journey
to and through Iran in 1984 during the Iran-Irag war.
I made my Master in gilder-craft in 1991 and since that
year I am an independent gilder.