Maximilian Verhas, born in Essen in 1960, began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg after graduating from high school. He studied painting and graphic arts with Prof. Clemens Fischer and Prof. Georg Karl Pfahler and figurative sculpture with Prof. Christian Höpfner. In 1985 Verhas worked as a metal designer. In 1986 he began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. In 1987 he began developing steel compositions and spent a study period at the College of Art in Canterbury. A study visit to New York City followed and in 1990 he graduated as a master student of Prof. David Evison, with whom he studied Abstract Steel Sculpture.

Numerous solo and group exhibitions followed. His works are in private and public collections in Germany, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States of America. He lives and works in Berlin.


  • 2016
    • Other Sides of Sculptures in Motion, Galerie Friedmann-Hahn, Berlin
  • 2014
    • Sculptures in Motion, Gallery Friedmann-Hahn, Berlin
    • Gallery Scorpion, Hamburg
  • 2012
    • Gallery 15A, Lochem, Netherlands
    • Art Bodensee, Dornbirn, Austria
    • Art Fair Cologne, Cologne
  • 2011
    • Gallery Mönter, Meerbusch
  • 2010
    • City Gallery Stuttgart, Stuttgart
    • Gallery Voigt, Nuremberg
    • Art Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    • Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
    • Falkenstern Fine Art, Sylt
    • City Gallery U. Hajek, Stuttgart
    • Art Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    • Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
  • 2009
    • Gallery Anaaan, New Delhi, India
  • 2008
    • Gallery Schmalfuß, Marburg
  • 2007
    • Gallery Sculpture, Bamberg
  • 2004
    • Ströher Collection, Darmstadt
  • 2003
    • Gallery Effelsberg, Königswinter
    • Gallery Leu, Munich
  • 2002
    • Gallery Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2000
    • "moving sculptures", Museum Dr. Bamberger Haus, Rendsburg
  • 1998
    • "steel sculptures", Petrus church, Berlin
  • 1995
    • "sculptures in motion", Stichting Museum, Vaals, Netherlands
  • 1994
    • "found objects", Schöneberg City Hall, Berlin
  • 1990
    • "large steel sculptures", Hypothekenbank Cologne, Rheinboden


  • Rheinboden Mortgage Bank in Cologne
  • Private collection Bucerius in Hamburg
  • Schleswig Holstein State Museum
  • Hans Heinemann Sculpture Park in Rendsburg
  • Foundation City Museum in Berlin
  • Collection S. u. U. Ströher in Darmstadt

Sculptures of Maximilian Verhas