Gregor Hiltner (b. 1950, Nu¨rnberg) studied from 1970-1978 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Karl Fred Dahmen, as well as at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg as a master student of Ernst Weil. Hiltner undertook study trips including a fourteen-month stay in the Middle East (Syria, Jordan, Israel). In 1979, he spent six months in Polynesia and Micronesia, and in 1980/81, with a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange service (DAAD), he went to London, Brazil, Tuscany, Canada, as well as in the United States. In addition to his worldwide exhibitions, Hiltner has also produced public commissions, the design for the Metro station Rathenauplatz, and in 1996 the longest image of of Germany (220 × 2 metres) in the EuromedClinic, Furth.