(1928 - 2014)
Otto Piene was active/lived in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania / Germany. Otto Piene is known for light kinetics, illumination, abstract painting, teaching.
Biography Otto Piene
Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist.
Otto Piene, German Artist of New Modes, Dies at 85
By BRUCE WEBERJULY 18, 2014
Otto Piene, a German painter and sculptor known for his experiments in kinetic art and for working at the junction of art, nature and technology, died on Thursday in Berlin, where he was attending the opening of a retrospective of his work. He was 86 and had homes in Düsseldorf and Groton, Mass.
His death was confirmed by Joachim Jäger, head of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. The retrospective, "Otto Piene, More Sky," opened there and at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle on Wednesday as a joint project devoted to honoring Mr. Piene's influential role in postwar German art.
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