Imi Knoebel is active/lives in Germany. Imi Knoebel is known for Minimalist, abstract painting and sculpture.
Biography Imi Knoebel
Imi (Klaus Wolf) Knoebel (b. 1940-)
Born as Klaus Wolf Knoebel on December 31, 1940, he spent his childhood near Dresden and moved to Mainz with his family in 1950. From 1962-64, Imi Knoebel studied at the Darmstadt "Werkkunstschule", in a course based on the ideas of the pre-Bauhaus course taught by Johannes Itten and Lászlo Moholy-Nagy. At the school Knoebel met Rainer Griese. They both used the first name "Im", an abbreviation the friends used to say good-bye. Fascinated by the teacher Joseph Beuys, the two friends transferred to the Düsseldorf Art Academy in 1964.
In 1968, Knoebel created his first major work, an installation called Raum 19, named after classroom No. 19, which Beuys had
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