Karl Kueffel is born on January 2nd, 1963 in Weissenborn, Hessen, Germany. Karl Kueffel studied as a child under two art teachers, Prof. Heinz Lembke-Rousseau and Jürgen Blum. Both, Lembke-Rousseau and Blum were private art teachers at the Rittershain Castle, near King Forest (Koenigswald), Germany. This early education had a lasting and important influence on Kueffel and his future work. From 1971-1979 the artist studied with Prof. Jürgen Blum at the Monastery Cornberg Station, where Kueffel developed his beginnings in abstract painting. After this basic artistic training, he developed a distinctive style of painting and quickly established himself as an important young artist. In his new paintings he combines traditional artistic aesthetics with contemporary elements and high-quality technology.
In 1991, Karl Küffel held his first major exhibition at Gallery Bauknecht, Munich. Since then, Kueffel has exhibited in numerous other German cities including; Gallery Differente in Hamburg, Gallery Perling, Krefeld, Morsum Huese Cultural Center in Sylt and Gallery Siejes Saeule in Berlin. In 2000, Kueffel presented “Labyrinth of Passion at the main Church in Thueringen. In 2001, Kueffel held a solo exhibition entitled “Old Berlin-New Berlin" at the Victory Column in Berlin. This exhibition was in collaboration with Dr. Dieter Vorsteher, Deputy Director of the German Historical Museum (the Deutsches Historisches Museum), Berlin. In 2003 Kueffel was represented at the art fair Kunstmesse, in Salzburg, Austria. Another solo exhibition “Film and Society 100 years” took place in 2004 at the Zeughaus, at the German Historical Museum, Berlin. He also exhibited in 2005 at the Film Museum in Munich.
Currently Karl Kueffel divides his time between Florida, United States and his studio in Northern Hessen, Germany.
Karl Küffel’s paintings are in private and public collections, including the permanent collection of the German Historical Museum in Berlin, the Welmar Europas Kulturhauptstadt, Thueringen and in the New York Goethe Institute. He is currently represented by the Aldo Castillo Gallery, Florida, U.S.A. Karl Kueffel has received positive reviews by the famous historian and art critic, Prof. Dr. Hans Theodor Flemming and is published in many publications including the Die Welt magazine.