Johann Rosenboom
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Johann Rosenboom was born 1947 in Leer / East Frisia (Germany).
From 1961 to 1964 he served his apprenticeship as a precision mechanic, which then became his profession, as well as toolmaker. During this time, he felt a growing inclination toward creative art, especially to the works and life of Paula Becker-Modersohn, a remarkable artist who lived in the nearby village of Worpswede at the end of the 19th century, where he still could feel the spirit of her creativity.
Encouraged by kind and comprehensive support in his personal surroundings, he began studying fine arts in 1968 at the Fachhochschule Fulda and the Hochschule fuer Bildende Kunst in Kassel.
Starting 1977, he worked as an art teacher at a comprehensive school and at an advanced level gymnasium, and finally he lectured on architecture at the Gesamthochschule Kassel.
Around 1981 he began his free artistic work, inspired again and again by his travels through the Mediterranean region, Central and South America, South-East Asia and India.
Based on intensive experiences with light and colours, form and space, he developed his own style, which made his works simultaneously vigorous and transparent, specific and free in their composition.
Johann Rosenboom now lives and works in Kassel and Grizzana-Morandi / Emilia Romagna (Italy).