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Silvia Quandt

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Name  Silvia Quandt

Siblings  Susanne Klatten
Silvia Quandt Prices and estimates of works Silvia Quandt

Similar People  Susanne Klatten, Herbert Quandt, Stefan Quandt

Silvia Quandt is a German artist.


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Early life

Silvia was born in 1937 in Berlin, the only child of the marriage between German industrialist Herbert Quandt, a man who was thought to save BMW, and his first wife Ursel Munstermann. Her parents divorced in 1940 and Silvia stayed with her mother.

Artistic career

She studied at the Academy for Graphic Arts in Munich and then trained as a commercial artist. She has worked as a freelance painter since the 1960s. She received the Burda Award in 1968 and the Swabian Art Award in 1969. Works by Silvia Quandt can be seen today at the Bayrischen Staatsgemäldesammlung (Bavarian State Painting Collection) and in the Haus der Kunst Art Museum in Munich.

Silvia Quandt's paintings and graphic works are ascribed to Fantastic Realism, characterised by a tendency towards the Surreal and Romanticism. She has had exhibitions in Munich, Düsseldorf, Münster, Mannheim, Bremen, London, Paris and Zurich.

Personal life

She now lives and works in Munich. Before her father's death in 1982, Silvia received extensive investments and property which are controlled through various private companies, in particular Silvia Quandt Capital GmbH. While her younger siblings Susanne Klatten and Stefan Quandt from her father's third marriage have fortunes estimated in the billions of dollars mostly from substantial large holdings in public companies such BMW, Altana and Varta, Silvia Quandt's fortune is more difficult to estimate as it is mainly controlled through private holding companies.


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