Mural pieces often resulted – definitely no longer to be mistaken for vessel ceramics. Klaus Lehmann, who died on 9 June in a hospital in Erbach after a long history of illness, was correctly identified in the announcement of his death in the Darmstädter Echo as a “sculptor”. That he was attracted to small formats all his life in no way detracts from his standing. It is actually much more suited to his personal demeanour, which was free from any form of vanity, always focused on the matter in hand and on essentials, yet always attentive to others, and with an occasional flash of mischievous humour. It was easier for him to praise others than to listen to praise of himself. The impetus that Lehmann gave sculpture with ceramic means lives on, both in the work of his immediate pupil, Friederike Zeit from Deidesheim, as well as overall in a younger generation of artists, who were inspired by his unwavering attitude towards the discovery of new pathways.
Roland Held, Darmstadt