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Alexandra Bahlmann

Modular detail, utilizing common shapes such as arcs, leaves, circles and scrolls, defines the delicate jewelry of German Alexandra Bahlmann. Hundreds of tiny bits of semi-precious stone and metal combine in necklaces and earrings that exude feminine elegance reminiscent of historical styles. Bahlmann holds an undergraduate degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, where she studied with master jeweler Onno Boekhoudt and a graduate diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, where she worked under the iconic Hermann Jünger. Her awards include the Innovations Prize at Inhorgenta-Design-Podiums in Munich (2000); Hessischer State Prize for Craft, Frankfurt/Main (1997); and Herbert Hofmann Prize and Bayerischer State Prize, Schmuck, Munich (1990). She is represented in many museum collections, among them Die Neue Sammlung, Munich; Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim; Okresní Museum, Turnov, Czech Republic; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Modular detail, utilizing common shapes such as arcs, leaves, circles and scrolls, defines the delicate jewelry of German Alexandra Bahlmann. Hundreds of tiny bits of semi-precious stone and metal combine in necklaces and earrings that exude feminine elegance reminiscent of historical styles. Bahlmann holds an undergraduate degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, where she studied with master jeweler Onno Boekhoudt and a graduate diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, where she worked under the iconic Hermann Jünger. Her awards include the Innovations Prize at Inhorgenta-Design-Podiums in Munich (2000); Hessischer State Prize for Craft, Frankfurt/Main (1997); and Herbert Hofmann Prize and Bayerischer State Prize, Schmuck, Munich (1990). She is represented in many museum collections, among them Die Neue Sammlung, Munich; Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim; Okresní Museum, Turnov, Czech Republic; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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