Wolfgang Zelmer was born in Munich in 1948. After completing his examination, he studied art in London and Paris. Since 1976 he has been a member of the "New Munich Artists Co-Operative." In 1980 he raised a second studio in a historic building in the Ligurian Mountains. Currently, Zelmer divides his work between the "Villa Barca" and the studio in Munich. Since 1978 exhibitions of his works have been seen in Berlin, Paris, New York, Nizza, Genf, Sydney, Tokyo, Zurich, Buenos Aires, Brussel and London.