Peter Klasen is active/lives in Germany. Peter Klasen is known for painting, sculpture, photography.
Biography Peter Klasen
Peter Klasen was born in Lubeck, Germany, on the 18th August 1935. He came from a family that encouraged his artistic inclinations; his uncle was a student of Otto Dix and his grandfather was a patron and collector of art. He studied at the Berlin Kunsthouchschule between 1956-59 where he became friends with Georg Baselitz and received a grant that allowed him to relocating to Paris where he has lived for the majority of his career.
In 1962, Klasen became one of the more significant artists associated with a loosely formed group that included Valerio Adami, Erró and Herve Telemaque, and were called La Nouvelle Figuration for their embrace of figurative painting to depict contemporary images of mankind. La Nouvelle Figuration coincided wi
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