Fred Weidmann painter. He was born in Herisau, Switzerland 21th January 1938. He is an audidact artist. Originally he studied anatomy, sociology, antropology and communication int he United States, Germany and in Cologne. He works as an artist since the begining of the 70-s. Beside painting, he makes scluptures, ceramics, makes illustrations for books and newspapers, and he makes films. His imagery is the visual painting. He has had solo exhibitions in Cologne, Basel, Zurich, Paris, Madrid, Munich, New York, Lisbon, Gaemisch and Basel. Since 1983 he lives and works in Munich.