Harald Reibke was born in 1936 in Brandenburg-Havel, Germany. He studied at the Technical University in Ilmenau. Currently Harald lives and works in Berlin. With over 50 years of experience, Harald Reibke operates artistically, prevalently as autodidact.
Harald’s artistic output began in drawing, however, from 1962 to 1974 he worked in sculpture with artist Ingeborg Hunzinger. Since 1975 he has been engaged with graphics and wooden sculptures; since 1982 in oil and watercolour painting. In 1987 Harald began to dedicate himself to numerous, diversified and adventurous pieces of colourful xylography. In 1993 also Harald began etching. In 1995 he joined the artistic group “Freie Druckgrafik” (“free graphic reproduction“) in Berlin-Köpenick, to which his membership continues to this day.
Harald Reibke’s work has been exhibited in more then 30 national exhibitions and twice his artistic work was selected as graphic of the month by the online portal www.grafikboerse.de. In 2010 the jury of the “13. Offenen Kunstpreis” (“13th open art award”) priced him with the silver medal.
Harald Reibke worked as an associate professor for design and computer graphics for several years. Today, he enjoys numerous educational journeys to Morocco, Italy, Scotland, Emirates and Egypt which have inspired his artistic activities.