Barbara Weinberger

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Barbara Weinberger (* 1955 in Miesbach ) is a German goldsmith , stone grinder and applied artist.


From 1975 Weinberger attended the State College for Glass and Jewelry in Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz, where she completed a three-year apprenticeship as a silversmith with Nikolaus Epp. From 1978 to 1984 she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg , gold and silversmith class, with Erhard Hössle .

During his studies Weinberger led blacksmithing workshops at the Hermann-Lietz-Schule Schloss Hohenwehrda and worked in the Heinrich Kirchner sculptor's studio in Pavolding. Since the beginning of her art studies her main occupation has been jewelry - initially made of textile materials, later often forged pieces with cut stone shapes. From 1988 to 1992 he was exclusively concerned with the topic of necklaces in the combination of stones, copper and gold.

Between 1982 and 1996 Weinberger was a regular exhibitor at the Frankfurt trade fairs Ambiente and Tendence. She has been a member of the Professional Association of Visual Artists since 1983 and has been working independently in the studio in Nuremberg since 1984.

In 1986 she received a Herbert Hofmann Prize . In 1991 the Bavarian State Prize and the Hessian State Prize for German Crafts followed .

Works by Weinberger are owned by the Danner Foundation , Munich. They are on permanent loan to the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich / Die Neue Sammlung, State Museum for Applied Arts.


  • New Museum for Art and Design, Nuremberg: A look in the lower foyer 2007, 2006
  • British Crafts Center, London: Jewelery Redefined
  • Goldschmiedhaus Hanau: The bracelet
  • Nippon Conversation Center, Tokyo German Crafts
  • Museum for Art + Art History, Dortmund: rotunda 99
  • Jewelry Museum Pforzheim: The Hössle class of the Nuremberg Academy
  • Landesgewerbeanstalt Stuttgart: European arts and crafts
  • Provincaal Diamant Museum, Antwerp: Contemporary jewelry from Germany
  • Museum for Art + Art History, Dortmund: rotunda 94
  • Gold & Silversmiths, Society for Christian Art, Munich
  • Albrecht Dürer Society, Nuremberg: annual gifts 1989
  • House of Art, Munich: jewelry 86

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