Kurt Wenner is an artist best known for his invention of 3D pavement art. Wenner was inspired by anamorphic perspective, but had to invent an entirely new geometry in order to create his astonishing 3D pavement art images. Kurt Wenner produced his first commissioned mural at the age of sixteen and by sixteen to seventeen he was earning his living as a graphic artist. He attended both Rhode Island School of Design and Art Center College of Design, before working for NASA as scientific illustrator.
In 1982 he left NASA and moved to Italy to study figurative drawing and art. Over the years Wenner’s work became known throughout the country and in 1991 he was commissioned to create a work of art to honor the visit of Pope John Paul II to the city of Mantua. Wenner lived in Rome for 25 years before returning to the United States.