Paul Wunderlich was a German artist best known for his surrealist paintings, erotic sculptures and graphic design. Born in Eberswalde, Germany, Wunderlich studied graphic art at the Landeskunstschule in Hamburg and later taught lithography and etching at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg in the 1950s. While in school, he learned printmaking techniques from Emile Nolde and Oscar Kokoschka and began experimenting with figurative imagery. During this time he began to produce surrealist influenced works, most notably his floating forms. In 1960 he moved to Paris and lived there for three years working as a lithographer in the Deskjoberts workshop. It wasn't until later when he moved back to Hamburg that he began sculpting.