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 Jorg Immendorff  (1945 - 2007)

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Lived/Active: Germany      Known for: painting and sculpture-political themes, teaching

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1945 (Bleckede, Germany)
 
Death
2007 (Dusseldorf, Germany)

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Germany


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painting and sculpture-political themes, teaching

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A German artist known for painting and sculpture of World War II political themes and especially for his active and controversial promotion of non-traditional art, Jorg Immendorff was born in Bleckede, Germany and studied at the Dusseldorff Art Academy with Joseph Beuys.  As a student Immendorff was expelled because of his strong protest of academic art and participation in Neo-Dada performance art called Lidl.  However, this rejection only intensified his determination, and he became a life-long promoter of artists as social activists.

In the 1970s, he returned to canvas painting as a Neo Expressionist aligned with a group called Neue Wilde.  His signature work is a series known as Café Deutschland, which was "symbol laden cafe scenes that he began in 1978, which were populated historical and political figures."  In 1984, he opened his own cafe in Hamburg to give his artist contemporaries a place to gather and exhibit their work.

He did a portrait of Gerhard Schroder, center-leftist Chancellor of Germany whom he much admired, and in spring of 2007, gave the painting to the German chancellery.

From 1968 to 1980, Jorg Immendorf was a high-school art teacher in Dusseldorf, and in 1996, he became Professor of Art at the Duseldorff Art Academy, the institution that had earlier rejected him.

He died in the summer of 2007.

Source:
Editor, "International News", ARTnews, July 2007, p. 100

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