Sylvia von Hartmann
Sylvia von Hartmann was born in Hamburg, Germany, she studied there at the Werkkunstschule before attending Edinburgh College of Art, and she was made a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1983. She is a person whose life and work are one. This unity leads quite naturally to the never-ending conversation between human beings throughout history; the conversation about the meaning of our lives and our purpose.
Von Hartmann has lived in Scotland for decades, originally based in the Scottish Borders, she now lives and works in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. She is an artist known for her works on paper in water-based media and wax crayon and also specialises in printmaking.
Public collections include: Scottish Arts Council; National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh; City Art Centre, Edinburgh; Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums.