Karl Fritsch

Karl Fritsch (b. 1963 in Sonthofen, Germany) is a jeweler whose craft has been defines as "artistic intervention." Fritsch often uses existing pieces as a starting place -- removing or replacing the stones, recasting the settings, oxidizing the metal -- to create wholly unique and inspired renovations of traditional jewelry.

Fritsch studied at the Goldsmiths' College in Pforzheim and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He was the recipient of the Herbert Hoffman Prize from the International Craftsmen Trade Fair in Munich and the Most Promising Award for Applied Art from the City of Munich.

Fritsch's work is included in several important European museums such as the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Museum of Art and Crafts) in Hamburg.

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