German artist, Michael Moebius, fell in love with art at an early age, when he first started cartooning. After later coming across a book of pin-ups by Alberto Vargas, Moebius decided that figurative art would be his line of work.
“It all starts with an idea, then I carefully move on to sketching and creating the final piece. This will vary with each medium I use,” -Michael Moebius
Moebius got his first big break in 1998 when he was able to come to the United States after the fall of the Berlin Wall. His talent as a painter and photographer was readily apparent. He quickly became a sought-after favorite of collectors, including Playboy, Procter & Gamble, Glamour, Laura Biagiotti, Vogue, Vanity Fair and other well-known companies.
Michael Moebius was quoted saying, ”As a child, I hadn’t really noticed any difference as this (East Germany) was all that I knew. However, I always had an affinity for the beautiful baroque architecture surrounding me and tended to escape in this.In my earlier teen years, I began to notice that something was not right with the system.”