Yvette Gastauer-Claire

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Yvette Gastauer-Claire (born on May 29, 1957 in Esch an der Alzette ) is a Luxembourgish sculptor and medalist .


Sculpture The Travelers at the parish center in Holzbüttgen (2013)

Yvette Gastauer-Claire studied from 1974 to 1979 at the Lycée des Arts et Métiers in Limpertsberg Visual Arts . From 1980 to 1984 she worked as a restorer in Luxembourg's national museums .

As a freelance artist, Yvette Gastauer-Claire has created several sculptures and reliefs for public spaces. In addition, she has made a number of medals and small sculptures, mostly made of bronze . Since 2001 she has been issuing an annual art medal in the series L'art dans la main (German: The art in hand ). Her best-known numismatic designs are the three different faces of the Luxembourg euro coins with the head image of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg .

5 cents coin (since 2002)
Course coin of 20 cents (since 2002)
2 euro coin (since 2002)

Yvette Gastauer-Claire gives courses in sculpture for adults and teaches children at a school for the visually impaired. She lives and works in Schifflingen and is the mother of the cyclist Ben Gastauer .

Works (selection)


  • Fountain Wou dat roud gold gruewe gouf in Dudelange (1992);
  • Sculpture Feierstëppeler (German: Metallschmelzer ) in front of the building of the central bank of Luxembourg in the city ​​of Luxembourg (2002);
  • Monument Porte d'Italie for the immigrants in the Italy district of Dudelange (2007);
  • Sculpture of St. Willibrord in the St. Willibrord Church in Monnerich (2009);
  • Memorial plaques for Elsy Jacobs in Garnich and in the city park of Luxembourg (2011);
  • Memorial plaques for Charly Gaul in Hesperingen and in the city park of Luxembourg (2011);
  • Sculpture The Traveler at the parish center in Holzbüttgen (2013);
  • Sculpture De Wënzer near senger Aarbecht (German: The winemaker at work) in Ehnen (bronze, 2014);
  • Sculpture De Mënsch - l'Être humain by Steinfort (aluminum, 2016);
  • Sculpture Mémorial Championnats du Monde Cyclocross UCI 2017 in Belvaux (steel and bronze, 2018).

Coins and medals

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Yvette Gastauer-Claire , portrait on the website of the Luxembourg Art Biennale De Mains De Maîtres , accessed on December 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Elle , medal description and artist portrait on the British Art Medal Society website , accessed December 12, 2018.
  3. Raymond Schmit: Back when the Italians came . In: Luxemburger Wort of October 28, 2017, p. 35.
  4. De Wënzer at Senger Aarbecht. A work of art in honor of the winemaking profession . In: Luxemburger Wort vum July 22, 2014, p. 23.
  5. Lucien Wolff: The World Cup souvenir. Statue in Park Belval commemorates the Cyclo-Cross event in January 2017 . In: Luxemburger Wort of October 12, 2018.