Leo Kornbrust

b. 31 August 1929 in St. Wendel, Saarland (D); German sculptor

He lives and works in his house in the "Damra", a natural and cultural landscape near the town of St. Wendel in the Saarland.

1943-1946Apprentice cabinet maker in St. Wendel

Apprentice wood carver in Morbach, Hunsrück

1951-1957 Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich
1957     Workshop in Munich
1960 Returned to St. Wendel, workshop in the Damra
1967-1970Participation in the Symposium of European Sculptors in St. Margarethen in Burgenland
1971 Initiator of the International Sculpture Symposium in St. Wendel
1976Co-founder of the artist-owned gallery and artists' promotion society Galerie im Zwinger, St. Wendel

Appointment to the chair for sculpture combined with architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich


Initiator of the "Straße der Skulpturen" in St. Wendel


Art Prize of the Saarland (1984/1985), Mia Münster Prize of the Municipality of St. Wendel

1991-1993 Deputy vice chancellor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
1998     Awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1st Class
2004Initiator of the society "Straße des Friedens - Straße der Skulpturen in Europa - Otto Freundlich Gesellschaft e. V."