Paul Wunderlich (Eberswalde, 1927 – Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols, 2010) was a German artist, well-known for his Surrealist paintings and erotic sculptures. Paul Wunderlich was one of the most important members of the Magic Realist circle of artists. Whilst his earliest works represented some scenes of oppressive history during World War II in Germany, he later found inspiration in the Surrealist artworks with sexual references and fantastic floating forms.
He studied graphic art at the Landeskunstschule in Hamburg, where he became an art teacher. During that time, he learned printmaking techniques from artists like Emil Nolde and Oskar Kokoschka. Wunderlich also began experimenting with the free-form, the Expressionist style of Tachism, but then he focused on the figurative again. He lived between Germany and France until his death. Today, many of his works belong to the collections of the most important international museums, like the Moma of New York, the Bibliothèque Nationale of Paris, and the British Museum of London.