Among the German painters and graphic artists of the 20th century Herbert Schneider occupies one of the front ranks. Born in 1924, he was trained in arts by the great Willi Baumeister at the 'Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste' in Stuttgart. In his art Herbert Schneider works up the often quite visible influences of numerous artists, such as Henri Matisse, protagonist of Fauvism, in a versatile manner. The intensive examination of Bavarian folk art also had decisive impact. In this context he made paintings, watercolors or lithographs in an exuberant coloring in which the style of Herbert Schneider oscillates between an exhilarating abstraction and an illustrative figuration. Works by Herbert Schneider, who died in 1983, are popular collector's items on the art market today.