Information about Reinhart Heinsdorff

Reinhart Heinsdorff (22 September 1923 - 26 March 2002)

Reinhart Heinsdorff (spelled as Reinhard Heinsdorff in some English-language sources) was a German graphic artist, sculptor and medalist. From 1947 to 1952 Reinhart Heinstorff studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under Hermann Kaspar. This was followed from 1953 to 1956 by the master school for book printers, department of graphic design with Eduard Ege . From 1956 he worked as a freelance painter and designer. From 1986 to 1991 he held a teaching position at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich for coin and medal design.

In addition to a large number of stamps, he also designed the first two-mark piece in the politician series with the image of Konrad Adenauer. The value side was later used for the other coins in this series. Later he also designed the obverse of the German 10, 20 and 50 Euro cent pieces. In addition, he created medals, pictures and sculptures.

Part of his estate is in the museum in Wittelsbach Castle.

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