Michael Vogt (* 1957, Willich, Germany) studied as a master student at the Staatliche Kunstakademie with Peter Kleemann, Gerhard Richter and Erwin Heerich in Dusseldorf, where Vogt still lives and works today. Vogt has been presenting his work to the public in solo and group exhibitions for almost 40 years now. The main motifs in Michael Vogt's paintings are landscapes that the artist creates directly outdoors, i.e. en plein air. Due to the lack of popularity of classical landscape painting around 1980, he also turned to portrait painting and experiments with color in his studies, but finally found his typical style, in which he presents landscapes from the Rhine to Lake Maggiore. He interprets the classic motifs of landscape painting in his own abstracting, colorful style. The colorful canvases show large-format idyllic motifs that make the viewer dream of summer in Italy, where the artist has spent many years. His oeuvre features a wide range of subjects, from fishermen's huts, forests, fields and lakes to abandoned freight stations. One searches in vain for human figures in the pictures, since the painter concentrates exclusively on the natural environment and thus conveys a light-heartedness and calmness that is directly transferred to the viewer.