- Category : 1905-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (6,21,25)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 2
German ceramicist, sculptor and painter who spent most of his productive time in Austria. One of the greatest ceramicists of the 20th century, Lehmann is well-known for his animal sculptures. He experimented with techniques, forms and glazing and created his own distinctive style. Among his notable works are the animal sculptures Weiße Gazelle (1953), Schwarze Gazelle (1955), and Stier (1953); and the sculptures Der Weg (1957) and Fuge von Bach.
He spent his youth and his first creative phase in Berlin. In 1945, his studio and entire work were destroyed in the bombing raids of Berlin. He found refuge in Austria. In 1949, he moved into Hohensalzburg Castle, high over the roofs of the city of Salzburg, where he made his studio and lived the rest of his life. In the late 1950s, he was inspired by abstract art. He incorporated the ideas of cubism and used also metal, wire, wood and paper in his artworks.
In 1955, Lehmann's ceramic sculpture of a gazelle was part of the exhibition Chefs-d'oeuvre de la céramique moderne in Cannes and was awarded the gold metal by the International Academy of Ceramics (the jury was chaired by Pablo Picasso).
Arno Lehmann died in Salzburg on 11 May 1973, aged 67. In 2007–2008, the Salzburg Museum held a retrospective exhibition of his work.