Alexander Befelein is a watercolor master, but he is best known for his etchings of the cities he has visited. He manages to capture a city’s essence in a few delicate strokes. His work is recognizable throughout the world and has been received with much enthusiasm.
Befelein was born in Bremen, Germany in 1952 but spent his youth in Nuremberg. In 1971 he moved to Munich to study fine art and has lived there ever since. In 1977 he traveled to Italy, England, and Yugoslavia to continue his studies. He received his degree from the University of Munich in 1981 and then began his career as an artist and teacher. During the early 80’s he took short trips to Vienna, Venice, and the south of Tyrol, filling many sketch books with renderings of well-known sites in each city
Befelein is regularly exhibited in numerous galleries in Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria, Japan, and the United States.