About Thomas Berger

Thomas Berger is a visual artist who focuses on representation and depiction of the natural world through three-dimensional art forms. Although his current focus is on sculpture, his work includes photography, painting, and landscape design.

Much of Berger's work is inspired by the beauty of nature, particularly as it relates to marine life. As a naturalist, he is guided by the western tradition of scientific observation of nature, but also influenced by the artistic concepts of East Asia - which emphasize simplicity of form and focus only on what is essential - and Africa - most visible in his figurative work of stone gods and rock faces.

Berger has received a multitude of awards both for his landscape design and his artwork. His sculptures can be found in private collections and at public locations in New England and beyond. Professional memberships include: Kittery Art Association, New Hampshire Art Association, New England Sculptors Association, National Sculptors Association, and Ecological Landscape Alliance.


Biography

Thomas Berger grew up in a rural town on the Moselle river in Germany, where he developed a deep passion for the beauty of nature. As a child he collected shells, sea creatures and Devonian fossils and created his first sculptures - imitations of fish fossils to complement his collection.

After obtaining degrees in agriculture and economic development, his professional career as an agronomist brought Berger to France, Australia, the Republic of Niger, and back to Germany. During this time, Berger was also an active artist, and participated in art exhibitions in various parts of Germany, and designed postal stamps for the government of Niger. In the mid 1990s, Berger moved to the United States, where he founded his landscape design firm 'Green Art', which he operated for more than 20 years. More recently, he has limited his focus to exclusively stone sculpting.

 
Thomas Berger with his horse, working on a botanical sketch in a wetland in Niger in 1987.

Thomas Berger with his horse, working on a botanical sketch in a wetland in Niger in 1987.