A R (Ralf Winkler) Penck
(1939 - 2017)
A. R. (Ralf Winkler) Penck was active/lived in Germany. A R Penck is known for history, political and figurative painting, sculpture, printmaking.
Biography A. R. (Ralf Winkler) Penck
"A.R. Penck, German Neo-Expressionist of Cold-War Era, Dies at 77", by William Grimes, May 5, 2017, Obituary, The New York Times
A. R. Penck, a leader in the German Neo-Expressionist movement of the 1970s and ’80s, which brought a new sense of historical and political drama to figurative painting, died on Tuesday in Zurich. He was 77.
The Michael Werner Gallery, which has represented him since the 1960s, said the cause was complications of a stroke.
Until 1968, Mr. Penck was known in East Germany by his real name, Ralf Winkler. That year, in an effort to confuse arts officials, with whom he had had numerous run-ins, he adopted the name of the eminent geologist Albrecht Penck, an expert on the Ice Age, w
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