Michael Becker

1958 Born in Paderborn
1975–1982 Training and employment as a goldsmith and silversmith
1982–1987 Studies sculpture and precious metal design under Professor Peter Skubic at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences


1987 Sponsorship Prize for Jewelry 87, Munich
1988 & 1994 Herbert Hoffmann Prize
1996 Prize of Honor of the Danner Foundation
1997 Competition "In neuer Reihung" (The New Lineup) at the Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, first place
2002 Bavarian State Prize



Works in Public Collections

  Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York
  German Blade Museum, Solingen
  Jewelry Museum, Pforzheim
  Museum of Decorative Arts, Berlin
  Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, N.C.
  Museum for Art and Industry, Hamburg
  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
  Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal
  The New Collection, State Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Munich, Jewelry Collection of the Danner Foundation