After training as a typesetter, studied graphic design at the University of Applied Science in Munich. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 1977–1979. Spent time in Ireland and Scotland; first illustrations for various publishers. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1980. Increasing number of commissioned illustrations; first picture books are published and picture stories aired on the German television stations ARD and ZDF.
Since then numerous books published as an illustrator and many solo exhibitions in Germany and abroad, Workshops at Goethe institutes in various countries.
Awards: Troisdorfer Book Award; Stiftung Buchkunst: »The most beautiful German books«, Gustav-Heinemann, Peace Prize; Wildweibchenpreis (Fairly Tale Prize) 2010www.reinhard-michl.de