Walter Schembs was born in Worms in 1956. Inspired by his vocational training as a cabinet maker and furniture restorer, he started carving wood sculptures as of 1985. His bond with Nature and his determination to realise his creativity paved his path to becoming an artist. He is a co-founder of the triennial art event “Blickachse Worms” and in 2005 he was awarded the Art Prize of the Town of Walldorf.
The central focus of his sculptural oeuvre is the human figure. Working on the basis of the shape of the human body, Walter Schembs creates typecast, but highly individual figures, imbuing their faces with a very special character.