Milan Drew received his artistic training as a painter and sculptor from 1957 to 1965 in Kiel, Hamburg, Berlin and London. He was a master student at the University of the Arts Berlin and at times (1965 - 1966) assistant to the great Henry Moore. For almost three decades, he worked as a teacher for bdquo; Free Design "and" Industrial Design "at the HBK Braunschweig. Guest professorships led him to New York and to Bandung in Indonesia. In all these years numerous free works were developed. Drews is represented in numerous collections at home and abroad. There are also exhibitions (in Germany, USA, Italy, Indonesia, Russia, Great Britain) and last but not least work for the ouml; public space.
However, Drews is not only a visual artist. He is also a trained art historian and specialist in German (and worked for some time as a cultural correspondent for the "German Wave" and "Germany Funk"), which for his sculpture "Lesende" is rather relevant. It was created as a personal response to the fire of the Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar in 2004 and as an attempt to support her financial reconstruction.