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Georg Baselitz

(b. 1938)

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A. R. Penck

A. R. Penck  

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(1939– )German painter, born in Dresden. He was born Ralf Winckler and took on his pseudonym in 1968, deriving the name from the geographer and Ice Age researcher Albrecht Penck (1858–1945), ...
Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer  

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(b Donaueschingen, 8 Mar. 1945).German painter. Early in his career he was a Conceptual artist, but he turned to painting and has become one of the chief exponents of Neo-Expressionism, with an ...
David Salle

David Salle  

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(1952– )American painter, born in Norman, Oklahoma. He studied under John Baldessari at the California Institute of Arts, Valencia. When his painting was first seen widely in the early 1980s it was ...
Eugen Schönebeck

Eugen Schönebeck  

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(1936– )German painter, born in Heidenau, near Dresden. He initially studied in East Berlin but moved to the West in 1956, studying at the Hochschule für bildende Künste until 1961. He met Georg ...
Neo-Expressionism

Neo-Expressionism  

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Movement in painting (and to a lesser extent sculpture) emerging in the late 1970s, typified by intense subjectivity of feeling and aggressively raw handling of materials. Neo-Expressionist paintings ...
Sigmar Polke

Sigmar Polke  

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(1941–2010)German painter, born at Oels (now Olesnicka) in Lower Silesia (now Poland). His family moved to West Germany in 1953. He had a reputation as both man and artist for being difficult to pin ...
socialist Realism

socialist Realism  

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Offically approved styles of art, architecture, literature, etc., in the former Soviet Union and some other Communist countries. In architecture it usually involved a type of coarse stripped ...
Stephan Balkenhol

Stephan Balkenhol  

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(1957– )German sculptor, born in Fritzlar, Hesse. He began by making Pop art and assemblages, but for most of his career he has worked on figurative sculptures in painted wood, both free-standing and ...

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