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Daniel Airam
Harold Altman
Ugo Baracco
Thomas Barbey
Richard Baumann
Alexander Befelein
Giovanni Casadei
Judith De Zanger
Jon deMartin
Steve Dreyer
Robert Farber
Marcel Favreau
Kathy Fieramosca
Ruth Franklin
Johnny Friedlaender
Arturo Garcia
Alain Gaudin
Alfred González
Tony Graham
Ellen Granter
Julie Harvey
S. Hetreau
Makie Hino
Joseph Holston
Don Hong-Oai
Laurent Hours
Pierre Jacquelin
Peter Jogo
Parish Kohanim
Armin Landeck
Martin Lewis
Hely Lima
Edwin Lynch
Eduardo Malara
Jean Michel Mathieux- Marie
Frederick Mershimer
Henry Moore
John Morfis
Pam Moxley
Pablo Picasso
Paul Plante
Dede Reed
Kaoru Saito
Gaylord Schanilec
Lynn Shaler
John Sloan
James Stewart
Marcelo Suaznabar
Joseph Sweeney
Carole Teller
Natalie Torselli
Mikio Watanabe
Marion Welch
Albeir Woda
Treacy Ziegler
Alexander Befelein

Befelein was born in Bremen, Germany in 1952 but spent his youth in Nuremberg. In 1971 he moved to Munich to study fine art and has lived there ever since. In 1977 he traveled to Italy, England, and Yugoslavia to continue his studies. He received his degree from the University of Munich in 1981 and then began his career as an artist and teacher.

During the early 80’s he took short trips to Vienna, Venice, and the south of Tyrol, filling many sketch books with renderings of well-known sites in each city. Subsequent trips to Switzerland, Venice, and Vienna inspired Befelein to experiment with the medium of watercolor, which he quickly mastered. However, he remains best known for his subtle etchings of the cities he has visited, capturing in a few delicate lines the essence of each place.

Since the beginning of his career Befelein has regularly exhibited in numerous galleries in Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria, Japan, and the United States, where he is permanently exhibited by Gallery 71 in New York. His work is recognizable throughout the world and has been received with much enthusiasm.


Alexander Befelein - Cuba, Somewhere 5, 2015
Cuba, Somewhere 5, 2015
8.75 x 7.5 in.  
Watercolor & Pencil 
Alexander Befelein - Cuba, Junge Romer, 2015
Cuba, Junge Romer, 2015
6.5 x 7.75 in.  
Watercolor & Pencil 
Alexander Befelein - Global City I
Global City I
3 x 4.75 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Global City II
Global City II
3 x 4.75 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Kuala Lampur I, 2015
Kuala Lampur I, 2015
4 x 3.5 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Kuala Lampur II, 2015
Kuala Lampur II, 2015
4 x 3.5 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - New York, Downtown
New York, Downtown
15 x 21.125 in.  
Watercolor and Pencil on Paper 
Alexander Befelein - Chicago
Chicago
15.625 x 15.625 in.  
Watercolor and Pencil on Paper 
Alexander Befelein - Washington, D.C., The Mall
Washington, D.C., The Mall
15.125 x 15.625 in.  
Watercolor and Pencil on Paper 
Alexander Befelein - Florenz
Florenz
15 x 15.125 in.  
Watercolor and Pencil on Paper 
Alexander Befelein - Venice, Canal St. Anna
Venice, Canal St. Anna
6.5 x 15.625 in.  
Watercolor and Pencil on Paper 
Alexander Befelein - Venice, Canal Grande
Venice, Canal Grande
6.5 x 15.625 in.  
Watercolor and Pencil on Paper 
Alexander Befelein - Prague, Karlsbridge
Prague, Karlsbridge
6.75 x 13.625 in.  
Watercolor and Pencil on Paper 
Alexander Befelein - Prague, Old Town
Prague, Old Town
9.375 x 15.625 in.  
Watercolor and Pencil on Paper 
Alexander Befelein - Fez Maroc
Fez Maroc
15.5 x 15.5 in.  
Watercolor and Pencil on Paper 
Alexander Befelein - Legends- Bob Dylan
Legends- Bob Dylan
7.75 x 5.5 in.  
Mixed Media on Board 
Alexander Befelein - Legends-Lemmy (Motorhead)
Legends-Lemmy (Motorhead)
7.625 x 3.375 x 0.625 in.  
Mixed Media on Wood 
Alexander Befelein - Legends- Lincoln, Gary, Richards
Legends- Lincoln, Gary, Richards
16.75 x 3.75 x 0.375 in.  
 
Alexander Befelein - Loft to Let
Loft to Let
7.5 x 10 in.  
Watercolor and Pencil on Paper 
Alexander Befelein - Paris La Tour Eiffel (2009)
Paris La Tour Eiffel (2009)
4 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - China Temple Mount
China Temple Mount
3 x 3.75 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - China Forbidden City
China Forbidden City
3 x 3.75 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Berlin Pariser Platz (2009)
Berlin Pariser Platz (2009)
4 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Washington D.C. Obelisk
Washington D.C. Obelisk
3 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - New York Suite of Four <br>NY Flat Iron Building
New York Suite of Four
NY Flat Iron Building
5.5 x 2.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - New York Suite of Four <br>NY Woolworth Building
New York Suite of Four
NY Woolworth Building
5.5 x 3 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - New York Suite of Four <br>NY Manhattan Midtown
New York Suite of Four
NY Manhattan Midtown
5.5 x 3 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - New York Suite of Four <br>NY Chrysler Building
New York Suite of Four
NY Chrysler Building
5.5 x 3 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Washington D.C. Kapitol (2009)
Washington D.C. Kapitol (2009)
3 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - London, St. Paul, Nocturne 2003
London, St. Paul, Nocturne 2003
3.5 x 4 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - New York, Manhattan, Empire State Bldg, 2006
New York, Manhattan, Empire State Bldg, 2006
12 x 6.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Manhattan, Flatiron Building
Manhattan, Flatiron Building
15.75 x 14.5 in.  
Watercolor & Pencil 
Alexander Befelein - Manhattan, Ritz Tower
Manhattan, Ritz Tower
15.75 x 14.5 in.  
Watercolor & Pencil 
Alexander Befelein - Chicago II
Chicago II
15.5 x 15.5 in.  
Watercolor and Pencil on Paper 
Alexander Befelein - Venezia Canal Grande 2013
Venezia Canal Grande 2013

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Alexander Befelein - Rio Brasil 2012
Rio Brasil 2012
3 x 3.75 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Nurnberg, St. Sebald 2007
Nurnberg, St. Sebald 2007
6.25 x 8.25 in.  
Hand-Colored Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Sankt Petersburg 1998
Sankt Petersburg 1998
19.5 x 11.75 in.  
Hand-Colored Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Berlin 1990
Berlin 1990
10.5 x 11.75 in.  
Hand-Colored Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Venezia 2000
Venezia 2000
9 x 11.75 in.  
Hand-Colored Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Firenze/Toscana 1999
Firenze/Toscana 1999
9.5 x 12.5 in.  
Hand-Colored Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Bremgarten 1984
Bremgarten 1984
3.5 x 5 in.  
Hand-Colored Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Istanbul II, Hagia Sophia 2010
Istanbul II, Hagia Sophia 2010
3.75 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Koln, Dom Metropole 2011
Koln, Dom Metropole 2011
11.75 x 19.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Istanbul I, Galata 2010
Istanbul I, Galata 2010
3.75 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Venezia 1986
Venezia 1986
5.5 x 11.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Hamburg
Hamburg
3.25 x 5.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Venezia (Point of Focus) 1988
Venezia (Point of Focus) 1988
12.5 x 15.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Augsburg
Augsburg
2.5 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Venezia (Point of Focus) Hand Colored 1988
Venezia (Point of Focus) Hand Colored 1988
12.5 x 15.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Firenze 1999
Firenze 1999
9.25 x 12.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Budapest Kettensbruke
Budapest Kettensbruke
3 x 4.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Boston I Blue
Boston I Blue
3.5 x 5.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Dubai Burjal Arab
Dubai Burjal Arab
3.875 x 3.875 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Milano Duomo
Milano Duomo
3 x 4.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Lisbon Torre de Belen
Lisbon Torre de Belen
4 x 3.875 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Aachen
Aachen
7.75 x 7 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - London Tower Bridge 2005
London Tower Bridge 2005
3.875 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Firenze 1986
Firenze 1986
6.5 x 20.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Fribourg
Fribourg
3.875 x 3.875 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Koblenz
Koblenz
5.5 x 11.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Koln Dom
Koln Dom
3.875 x 3.875 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Venice Around the Corner
Venice Around the Corner
5 x 5.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Viel Freude & Gluck
Viel Freude & Gluck
6.5 x 3.125 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Rom St. Peter
Rom St. Peter
3 x 4.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Madrid 1993
Madrid 1993
3 x 5.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Lisbon Old City
Lisbon Old City
4 x 3.875 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - London, Tower Bridge-Thames 2007
London, Tower Bridge-Thames 2007
3.875 x 3.875 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Napoli
Napoli
10.5 x 11.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - London, Millennium
London, Millennium
4.5 x 3.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - London, Big Ben 2000
London, Big Ben 2000
4 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Dubai, Tower 2007
Dubai, Tower 2007
3.875 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - London, Trafalgar Square
London, Trafalgar Square
3.5 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Passau 2008
Passau 2008
7 x 7.75 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Bamberg 2007
Bamberg 2007
5 x 7 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Venezia Ca' da Mostro
Venezia Ca' da Mostro
6.25 x 6.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Munchen 2007
Munchen 2007
3.25 x 6.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Washington DC
Washington DC
5 x 7 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Florenze Toscana
Florenze Toscana
9.25 x 12.5 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - I Dream of Paris
I Dream of Paris
7 x 7.5 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Paris, Tour Eiffel, 1995
Paris, Tour Eiffel, 1995
12.5 x 5.75 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Je T'aime, Red
Je T'aime, Red
9.5 x 3 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Sunflower
Sunflower
4.5 x 3.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Tokonome
Tokonome
5.75 x 2 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Kopenhagen
Kopenhagen
3 x 5 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Konigslilie
Konigslilie
4.5 x 3.25 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Rom Cupolas  2004
Rom Cupolas 2004
1.5 x 5.75 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Prague Teyn Church 2004
Prague Teyn Church 2004
3 x 4.25 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Prague Bridge 2004
Prague Bridge 2004
3 x 4.25 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Paris les Tours 2004
Paris les Tours 2004
1.5 x 5.75 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - London, Westminster
London, Westminster
3.5 x 4 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Lilie Iris 2004
Lilie Iris 2004
11.75 x 3.5 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Rom Coliseum 2003
Rom Coliseum 2003
2.5 x 4.25 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Munchen Highlights 2003
Munchen Highlights 2003
14.25 x 14.25 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - London, Big Ben at Night 2003
London, Big Ben at Night 2003
3 x 4.5 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Calla 2003
Calla 2003
4.5 x 4 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Athens Panorama 2002
Athens Panorama 2002
3.75 x 3.5 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Athens Acropolis 2002
Athens Acropolis 2002
3.75 x 4 in.  
Etching 
Alexander Befelein - Yemen
Yemen
5 x 6.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Wein, Downtown 2001
Wein, Downtown 2001
9.25 x 3.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - WeinII, Karlskirche, 1988
WeinII, Karlskirche, 1988
2.75 x 5.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Wein I, St. Stephan
Wein I, St. Stephan
3 x 4.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Venezia 1998
Venezia 1998
5.5 x 7.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Venezia 2000
Venezia 2000
9 x 11.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Venedig, Ponte Tres Arch, 2001
Venedig, Ponte Tres Arch, 2001
7 x 7.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Tokonoma
Tokonoma
5.75 x 2 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Stuttgart, Rathaus, 1997
Stuttgart, Rathaus, 1997
3 x 4.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Stauttgart, Altesschloss, 1997
Stauttgart, Altesschloss, 1997
3 x 4.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Salzburg
Salzburg
6.25 x 7.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Portofino
Portofino
7 x 7.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Paris, Arc Triumph
Paris, Arc Triumph
5.75 x 3 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Palazzo Rosso 1992
Palazzo Rosso 1992
5.5 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Oslo 1994
Oslo 1994
3 x 5.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Nurnberg Cafe
Nurnberg Cafe
6.25 x 6.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Munchen III
Munchen III
3 x 5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Luzern 1986
Luzern 1986
4.5 x 5.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - London, Big Ben
London, Big Ben
4 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Kopenhagen 1995
Kopenhagen 1995
3 x 5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Koln St. Martin 2001
Koln St. Martin 2001
4 x 4 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Innsbruck
Innsbruck
6.25 x 7.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Hauser am Fleet
Hauser am Fleet
5 x 6.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Hamburg Red House
Hamburg Red House
5.5 x 11.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Frankfurt Fuhrer
Frankfurt Fuhrer
4.75 x 6 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Dusseldorf 1997
Dusseldorf 1997
3 x 4.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - das Versteck
das Versteck
7 x 7.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - City of London 1998
City of London 1998
3.75 x 7 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Bruxelles, Grand Palace
Bruxelles, Grand Palace
3 x 5.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Brussels Panorama 1996
Brussels Panorama 1996
3 x 5.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Boston II
Boston II
3.5 x 4.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Berlin II Musik 1999
Berlin II Musik 1999
3.5 x 5.25 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Berlin Tor
Berlin Tor
3.25 x 5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Berlin 1990
Berlin 1990
10.5 x 11.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Sienna 1986
Sienna 1986
10.5 x 9.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Sankt Petersburg
Sankt Petersburg
11.75 x 19.5 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Nurnberg 1987
Nurnberg 1987
10.5 x 11.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 
Alexander Befelein - Moskau 1990
Moskau 1990
10.5 x 11.75 in.  
Etching-Aquatint 

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Biographical Information
Exhibitions

1977 – 79 Took part at several exhibitions in Munich,Ingolstadt, Braunschweig and Hanover.
1978 Galerie Mauern, Gilehing, Germany
Kunstverein, Munich
1979 ABC Galerie, Braunschweig Exhibited at the Big Munich Art Show
Galerie Ruf – Munich (1. solo show)
Kunstmarkt, Hannover
Kunstverein, Ingolstadt Kunstmarkt, Gottingen
Neue Galerie, Ingolstadt, Germany
1979-85         Munchner Haus der Kunst, Munich (yearly exhibition at the Munich Museum of Art)
1980 Atelier-Galerie, Burghausen
Galerie Ruf, Munich
House of Art, English Garden, Munich
Munich Artists in the City Hall
1981 International Art Fair, New York
Galerie Lila Haus, Munchen
Atelier Sturm, Nordlingen
Galerie Werkstatt, Wurzburg
1982 International Art Fair, New York
Art 13'82 – Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Bernier, Paris
Cavaliero Fine Arts, New York
Galerie Hanssler, Munchen
House of Art, English Garden, Munich
1983 Art 14'83 – Basel, Switzerland
Art Cologne
Nordingen Kunstverein, Ingolstadt
Galerie Jean-Marc Laik,  Koblenz
House of Art, English Garden, Munich
Kunstmarkt , Cologne
Galerie Auf dur Treppe,  Oberrursel
Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt
Ateliergalerie,  Nordlingen
Kunstverein, Ingolstadt
1984 Galerie Pasquay, Deggendorf
Galerie Voigt, Nurnberg
Galerie Wolfer, Berlin
Galerie Werkstatt, Wurzburg
Galerie Ecke, Augsburg
Galerie Sigriswil, Thuner See
Galerie Schlegl, Weiden/Amberg
Collector’s Corner, Cliffside Park, USA
Galerie Pasquay, Deggendorf, Germany
Galerie Solbad, Sigriswil, Switzerland
Gallery T,  Munich
1985 Galerie T, Munich
Galerie Literart, Genf
Galerie Donath, Koln/Troisdorf
Galerie Lang, Biberach
Galerie Goyert, Cologne
                Galerie Hanfstaengl, Munich
Collector’s Corner, Cliffside Park, USA
Frankfurt Buchmesse, Frankfurt
1986 Galerie Jean-Marc Laik, Koblenz
Galerie Am Kesselturm, Luzern
Galerie Welker, Heidelberg
Galerie Voigt, Nurnberg
Burggalerie, Ostseeinsel Fehmarn
Galerie T, Munich
Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt
1987 Art Fair, Tokyo
Art Gallery Tapies, Kobe, Japan
Galerie Bernier, Paris
Galerie Hanssler, Munich
Gallery Sincerite, Toyohash, Japan
Galerie Voigt, Nurnberg
International Art Expo, New York
NDA, Sapporo, Japan
1988 Galerie Betz, Munich
Galerie Schlegl, Weiden/Amberg
Galerie Sincerite, Toyohash, Japan
Galerie Donath, Cologne/Troisdorf
Kunstmarkt Wein
International Art Fair, New York
Galerie Vita, Bern
Galerie of Graphic Arts, New York
1989 Art Gallery Yumi,  Tokyo
Douglas Albert Gallery, State College, PA
Galerie Krombholz
1990 Art Gallery Tapies, Kobe, Japan
Galerie Hanssler, Munich
Galerie Muleta, Tokyo
Galerie am Stubentor, Vienna
Galerie Tinti, Kaiserslautern
1991 Galerie Vita, Bern
Galerie Laik, Koblenz
Galerie S, Nordingen
1992 Galerie Schnake,  Munster
Travelling Exhibitions in Japan
1993 Esprit Nouveau Gallery, Okayama, Japan
Galerie Ciel, Tochigi, Japan
Galerie, Muleta, Tokyo
Galerie am Stubentor, Vienna
1994 Art Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Betz, Munich
Galerie in der Prannerstrasse, Munich
Galerie Vita, Bern
1995 Galerie Donath, Cologne
Galerie Hanssler, Munich
1996 Galerie Appartement, Nice, France
1997 Galerie T, Munich
1998 Galerie Vita, Bern
1999 Galerie Hanssler, Munich
Galerie Stuhentor, Vienna
2000 Galerie Voigt, Nurnberg
2002 Galerie Vita, Bern
2003 Galerie Hanssler, Munich
2005 Galerie Laik, Koblenz
Galerie Higher Art, Australia
2006 Galerie Vita, Bern
Cavaliero Fine Arts
1994-present    Permanently exhibited at Gallery 71