Gualala Arts Center

Gualala, California 95445



Werner Reichhold

sleeping wind
in the oval of an egg
already wings

A verse on stone is an artefact, insofar as action and timing of a text - always inseparable connected - come to an halt and appear as a visual event. Now the viewer / reader is invited to find out in which region of her / his brain system certain old layers of experiences are ready to connect with this new poetical statement.



Born 1925, Germany. Studies in Berlin, Hamburg and Paris. He taught art at the now called Fachhochschule Hannover, Germany. He lived till 1981, in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany. 1987, Werner Reichhold and his wife Jane moved to Gualala, California, U.S.A.



Landzeichen I
1980, Stahlplastik/Landschaft. Kunsthalle Hamburg

Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven
Landzeichen II

1982, Staatliche Landesbildstelle Hamburg.
Photomontagen Stahlplastik/Landschaft


1986, works from 1975-1985. Installations: steel, wood, paper. drawings Handshake 1989, AHA Books, 100 pages, 7: 9". The book contains 51 installations and drawings plus text, haiku and kanji. Winner of Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award

1989, AHA Books, 172 pages, 8,5:11``, 95 haiku,
25 installations, 16 drawings, 10 collages, 6 photographs Bridge of Voices 1990, AHA Books, 142 pages, 8,5: 11". Haiku sequences, tanka and renga (partly translated into French, German, Italian, Hebrew and Arabic).
29 collages, installations and drawings

1991, AHA Books, 11:17". The book contains haiku, tanka, free-verse and dialogues. A multi media show with collages, installations, photo-collages and poetry Layers of Content 1993, AHA Books, 5,5:8,5". The book contains fifty-two haiku sequences and mixed genres with an introduction by Kevin Bailey, Editor of the magazine Haiku Quarterly, England

In The Presence
by Jane Reichhold and Werner Reichhold, 1998, AHA Books, 5,5:8,5". The book contains tanka sequences by Jane Reichhold and Werner Reichhold.
The book is dedicated to the Imperial Family of Japan, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako, in celebration of the invitation to the New Year's Poetry Reading (Utakai Hajime) at the Imperial Court on January 14th, 1998.
A Film of Words, AHA Books, 7,5 : 9,5”, 2008, 102 pages, multi-genre poetry and collages in collaboration with Jane Reichhold Symbiotic Art, AHA Books, 2010, 8,5 : 11”, 96 pages, full color collages Symbiotic Art, AHA Books, 2011, 8,5 : 11”, 96 pages, full color collages

Books on the Internet:, Chapter <file:///>AHA Books Online CYBERTRY I, 1995, fifteen poems, including haiku, tanka sequences and ghazals

CYBERTRY II, 1996, inter-genre poetry: Prose and haiku, prose and tanka - sijo sequence and prose, free verse, dialogue, tanka and haiku - ghazal, haiku and tanka - Six Portraits - two Plays.
Symbiotic Poetry: alternately written prose, haiku and tanka together with Jane Reichhold

CYBERTRY III, 1998, Twelve free verse poems

CYBERPOETRY, 2007, Inter-Genre Poetry (Sequences in English)

Introduction by Jeffrey Woodward CYBERPOESIE, 2007, Inter/Genre Poesie (Sequences in German)


Independent Coast Observer, Gualala, California, U.S.A. Adele Pilsk

Comments about Tidalwave

Werner Reichhold, West Coast artist /author, offers a mini-museum in which he invites the viewer to wander. The museum is made of paper, suggest substance, moves like a tidal wave, quite literary pulls together threads of his life, and beckons to the reader / viewer. It is composed haiku, tanka, other texts, installations, drawings, collages, photographs, photomontages and sensuality. Reichhold has shown massive steel-installations in galleries and museums in his native Germany, Italy, France, in the Americas and elsewhere. In his book he has attempted successfully to create the power of one of his giant installation in a new form Joe Nutt

Comments about Tidalwave

I think that the energy, the motivation behind a work, the strength of values, are paramount. The light touch, humor, cuts far deeper into the human psyche than reasons and intelligence. He has chattered the barrier to the subconscious beyond the capacities of most of us, proof to the strength of the artist in him. And to do this without being overwhelmed and driven to insanity, your lightness is both a cultivated defense and necessity. Perhaps the only sane approach to life. Reichhold: Keep braking the barriers of rationality; use your multiple skills to detonate a lot of rigid mind sets in the haiku community today – something needed. It appears that many who write haiku today are multi-talented, with professional dancers, singers, mimes, photographers, and other art forms represented.
There must be something about haiku, ZEN and oriental philosophy that appeals to a variety of artistic sensibilities.

Larry Junkins, Professor of the Art Department of the University of Wisconsin, Madison


Comments about Handshake

What I appreciate in Werner Reichhold’s drawings,
is their unpredictable, revelatory character.
They certainly present experience of reality.
I find the drawings charming. Their crazy
intensity travels the full emotional range from
the sublime to the corrupt. I enjoy their often
nasty, almost perverse whimsy as well as their
obvious elegance. There is a delightfully
rambunctious, almost wickedly prankster-prone
quality about them that is entirely entertaining.
Their spirit seems quite wonderful human.

Larry Junkins, Professor of the Art Department of
the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Comments about Tidalwave
I appreciate Werner Reichhold’s Tidalwave as one
of a growing number of artwork by artists whose
creative endeavor ultimately focuses on the value
of art to the realization od a more compassionate
world. Such artists see art as a viable means to
the development of language stat still
communicate a vision of hope for our planet and
all its people. It is my appreciation that this
movement is the “avant-gard” of contemporary art.
I also believe the exploration of art as a
technology to heal individuals and nations is the
ultimate source of aesthetic renewal. Any
breakthrough to a profound artistic vision will
derive from the energy that flows from the
passion for the reconstruction of our world from
an attitude of peace for the planet Earth and its
inhabitants. This movement is gaining increased
momentum throughout the world in many disciplines
other than art, but art is the only one that can
create the appropriate images. There is an urgent
need for new symbols as well as the
revivification of the old ones that proclaim the
simple vision of compassion. Now the challenge
for artists is greater than ever before in
history because of the need we have to develop
images that speak not only of the individual
artist’s life but on a much deeper level call
forth a memory of a common collective bond. Now
and in the future if art does not speak of the
fact of universal human aspiration it will have failed intirely.


Round Renga Round, 1990, Fifteen Kasen Renga, AHA Books
The San Francisco Haiku Anthology, 1992, Smythe-Waithe Press, U.S.A.
duizend kolibries, 1993, Bart Mesotten,The Netherlands
Haiku Moment, 1993, Charles E. Tuttle, U.S.A.
Dreams Wander, 1994. Haiku Society of America, Members' Anthology, U.S.A.
One Breath, 1995, Haiku Society of America, Members' Anthology, U.S.A.
Jahrbuch der Deutschen Haiku-Gesellschaft, 1995, Germany
Wind Five Folded, 1994, an Anthology of
English-Language Tanka. AHA Books, U.S.A.
Haiku for Lovers, 2003, MQ Publications, London, England
Worte für die Wolken, Jahrbuch 2005, Voker Friebel, Wolkenpfad Tübingen
Feine Kerben, Jahrbuch 2006, Volker Friebel, Wolkenpfad, Tübingen
Haiku hier und heute, DTV, 2011
1961 Knaurs Lexikon der modernen Plastik
1962 Plastik des 20. Jahrhunderts, Gerd von der Osten
1962 Standplastiken aus Stahl,
Paul Vogt
1963 Junge deutsche Bildhauer,
Udo Kultermann
1964 Plastik der Gegenwart,
Ulrich Gertz
1970 Deutsche Kunst - eine neue Generation
, Rolf Gunter Dienst
1972 Deutsche Kunst der sechziger Jahre, Jürgen Morschel
1982 Kunst und Kirche, Hartmut Winde

Werner Reichhold's poems appeared in the following magazines:

Mirrors, Lynx, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Raw
NerVZ, Ribbons, Lost And Found Times TSA
(all in USA), The Tanka Journal (Japan),
Haiku International (Japan), The Haiku Quarterly
(England), Vierteljahresschrift der Deutschen
Haiku-Gesellschaft, Albatross
(Romania), Sparrow
(Croatia), Woodpecker (The Netherlands)

Since 1993, Jane and Werner Reichhold are
Co-editors of Lynx, an International Journal for
Linking Poets, published by AHA Books as a hard
copy, now since 2000.

One man exhibits:

1955 Galerie von der Hoeh, Hamburg, Germany, sculptures und drawings
1960 Galerie Brusberg, Hannover, G., steel sculptures and drawings
1966 Galerie Brusberg, Hannover, G., steel sculptures and drawings
1978 Kunstverein Oldenburg, G., steel sculptures and drawings
1978 Galerie Falazik, Neuenkirchen, G., steel sculptures and drawings
1979 Galerie Levy, Hamburg, installation
1979 Kunsthaus Hamburg, G., Museumsinsel, steel installation
1980 Am Bahnhof Dammtor, Hamburg, G., "Krakencatcher", steel installation
1980 Städtische Sammlungen Duisburg-Rheinhausen, G., steel-objects,
1980 Hamburger Kunsthalle, G., steel-objects und photomontages
1980 Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, G., steel-objects und photomontages,
1982 Landesbildstelle Hamburg, G., photo installations
1982 Gnadenkirche Hamburg, G., multimedia installation
1983 Mendocino Art Center, CA, USA, paper installation
1983 Bananabelt Gallery, CA, USA, paper installation
1983 North Light Gallery, CA, USA, drawings
1985 Kunstverein Pforzheim, G., installation "Brennt der Raum?"
1985 Galerie Broetzinger Art, Pforzheim, G.,
paper installation, drawings and

Group Exhibits

1957 Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany, Plastik und Zeichnungen
1958 -1983, Deutscher Künstlerbund, G.
1962 Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Montevideo,
Deutsche Kunst nach 1945
1962 Deutsche Plastik, Schweden: Malmö, Stockholm, Göteborg, Vasteras,
Norrköping, Helsingborg
1962 Kunstverein Hannover,
1963 Museum Dortmund, G., Creatura
1963 Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg, G.
1963 Villa Massimo, Roma, Italia, winners of the Rome Award
1963 Wolfsburg, G., Junge Stadt sieht Junge Kunst
1963 Museum Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, G., Darmstädter Sezession
1964 Salon Comparaison, Paris, France, steel sculptures
1964 Augsburg, G., Deutsche Bildhauer
1964 Kunstverein Hannover, G., Frühjahrs-und Herbstausstellung
1966 Akademie der Künste, Berlin, G., Junge Generation
1966 Fondazione Pagani, Milano, Italia, sculptures
1966 Musée Rodin, Paris, France: Third
International Exhibit of Contemporary Sculpture
1966 Erlangen, G., Skulptur in unserer Zeit
1967 Paris, France: Tendences
1967 Museum Folkwang, Essen, G., Hamburger Graphiker
1967 Hannover, G., Deutsche Zeichner
1967 Darmstadt, G., 2. Internationale der Handzeichnung
1967 Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, G., Wege 1967
1967 Kunstverein Hannover, G., Fruehjahrsaustellung
1972 Kunsthaus, Hamburg, G., Hamburger Bildhauer
1973 Sammlung Carl Vogel: Deutsche Zeichnungen der Gegenwart: Bielefeld,
Hamburg, Osnabrück G., Oslo, Norwegen
1974 Haus der Kunst, München: Zeichnungen
1977 Helsinki, Finland, Deutsche Bildhauer
1977 Galerie Falazik, Neuenkirchen, G.:
Material aus der Landschaft - Kunst in die
1979 Europäischer Skulpturenpark, Willebadessen, G., Eisenplastiken
1979 Kunstverein Stuttgart, G., Szenen der Volkskunst
1979 Tokio, Japan: Deutsche Metallbildhauer
1980 Rottweil: Koffer für Rottweil
1983 Sammlung Siegenthaler, Bad Säckingen, G.
1983 Galerie Falazik, Neuenkirchen, G., Von Gestern bis Morgen
1984 Dortmund, G.: Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts
1985 Wihelm Hack-Museum: Sammlung Westermann
1985 Muenster, G.: Das Tier in Skulptur und Zeichnung
1987 Stuttgart und Pforzheim, G., Copy-Art
1987 Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Centre Bronfman, Medium Photocopy
1988 Goethe-Haus, New York, USA : Copy-Art Installations
1989 Fellbach, G., Rathaus, Sammlung Westermann
1995 Rastatt, Städtische Galerie Fruchthalle, Sammlung Westermann

Werner Reichhold’s art works are included in 56
international catalogues, published by museums
and galleries between 1955 and 1995


1960 Rompreis Villa Massimo, Italia
1951 Lichtwarck-Stipendium der Stadt Hamburg, Germany
1955 Edwin Scharff-Preis, Germany

January 14th, 1998, Jane and Werner Reichhold
were invited by The Imperial Family of Japan,
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, Crown Prince
Naruhito and Princess Masako, in celebration of
The New Year's Poetry Reading (Utakai Hajime) at the Imperial Court, Tokyo


Jürgen Weichardt - Ulrich Gertz - Roland
Rasmussen - Ruth Dunkelmann - Helmut R.
Leppien - Alfred Hentzen - Carl
Vogel - Dieter Brusberg - H.
Brockstedt - Guenter Westermann - Howard und
Rosemarie Beinhoff - Sabine Sommerkamp -
Cordelia Ewerth - Florens Reichhold – Joachim
Reichhold - Inge Chevalier - Christoph
Meckel - Helmuth Winde - Ulrike Loos - Elke
Paulus - Wolfgang Koehtke - Siegfried
Salzmann - J. und U. Meyer-Rogge - Thomas
Kubisch - Tilmann Osterwold - Eggensberger –
Gustav Sello - Ruth Falazik - Eduard
Beauchamp - Helmut Rogge - Rolf
Nesch - Peter und I. Jakobi - Peter
Goettsche - Ernst und Karin Lewrenz - Horst
Sandtmann - Sigfried Salzmann - Harry und
Annelie Ludzuweit – Werner und Lore Edzard

Robert Gibson - Millerd Sheets - F. und L.
Watrous - K. Hardy - C. Erdei - Kathleen
Finck - Ilse and Henry Reichhold - Heidi
Vetter - Carlos Breuer - Heidi and Don
Endemann - Bill and Suzan Elmore - Leslie
Scalapino - Tom White - Werner and Lore Edzard
- Zac and Dani Steiner - Suzan Friedland - Karl Young

Ernst und Nadia Zietzschmann - Fred Siegenthaler

Walter Breuer

Alberto Tessore - Direktor Gericke - Erna Pautassi - Direktor Rosenberg


Werner Reichhold,
P.O.Box 767,
Gualala, CA 95445, U.S.A.
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