Roger Reutimann was born in 1961 and raised in Switzerland. He started painting and sculpting at an early age, but earned his first recognition a classically trained concert pianist in his teens, winning numerous competitions.
After graduating from the Art Academy of Zurich, Reutimann spent several years organizing art fairs in Zurich, Hamburg and Dusseldorf. He moved to Boulder Colorado and in 1981 began working as a professional sculptor, which he describes as the realization of ‘a lifelong passion’.
Social issues and cultural scrutiny are constant sources of inspiration for Reutimann, who writes: ‘art lets me communicate an idea on a deeper, emotional level’. Mastery of technique and style facilitate the process, he admits, but that which he refers to as the soul of the piece, its meaning, is his primary concern.