EARLY WORK
Günther studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy from 1966 to 1970. At that time he also learned traditional Italian woodcarving from local artisans. He also took part in the restoration of the Monte Cassino Monastery. The restoration was a labor of love, as his father is buried in one of the many World War II cemeteries encircling this old world cloister. During his stay in Italy, Gunther worked with aluminum, brass and fiberglass in addition to woodcarving.
Carving allegorical figures for Monte Cassino.

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Woman in outrigger canoe, commissioned by an Italian firm specializing in antique reproduction for a New York shipping company.

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Cross 6' x 4' in hammered brass with hand-chipped glass for the chapel of a german retirement home.

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One of a series of abstract sculptures. Fiberglass 5' x 4' consisting of two parts.

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