Rieger Yan (Hans-Helmut), born in Munsterberg (Silesia) Germany.
Raised in Poland and educated in France, since 1961 living in the United States.
Studied for 5 years at the Junior Art-College in Zakopane.
Two years at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Traveled to France and attended for two years the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, Atelier de Marcel Gimond, and for 4 years at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.
From 1962 to 1964 employed by Doig Bernardini Studios in Manhattan in the position” Interior Designer” creating ecclesiastical environments designing cultic appointments, stained and faceted dalles-glass windows, mosaics and sculptures.
From 1964 to 1969 worked in the position of Senior Designer and project manager at the Rambusch Decorating Company in New York City; designing interiors and art-works for many Cathedrals, churches, and civic centers.
In 1969 joined renowned artists Jonynas and Shepherd, as partner.
In 1971 established an art & design studio in collaboration with Francoise.
Rieger Françoise Amelie née Dieuzaide, born in Southern France.
Earned her Baccalaureate in Philosophy (with honors) at a Classical College. Studied drawing and painting at the Academie Charpentier and La Grande Chaumière.
Attended for four years the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratif in Paris.
Received medals: in History of Art for study of marketplaces in the province of Gers and for the design of a residence on the Marne River.
Attended the Sorbonne taking courses in urban planning.
Obtained one year National Scholarship for studies abroad.
In Manhattan Instructed art at the Lycee Francais.
Executed many art commissions.