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Edgar Mueller was born in Mülheim/Ruhr on 10 July 1968. He is world famous for his three dimensional chalk pieces he creates.

The start of his fascination with painting began in his childhood, with paintings of rural scenes of Straelen. In his high school years, he took notice of an international competition of street painters that was taking place. Inspired by the transitory works of art that met him on his way to school, Edgar Mueller entered the competition at age 16, going on to win the competition at age 19.

In 1998 he was given the title honorary of ‘maestro madonnari’ (master street painter), a huge feat as it is only given to a few artists worldwide. The title is awarded at the world’s largest street painting festival, The Grazie Festival in Grazie Italy. At about age 25, Mueller decided to devote himself completely to developing his career in street painting. He set up the first (and currently only) Internet board for street painters in Germany - a “forum designed to promote solidarity between German and International street painters.”

Museum Catalogue  

Exhibit Catalogue. Typography 1. December 2011.