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A R Penck

 (born 1939)
A. R. (Ralf Winkler) Penck is active/lives in Germany.  A R Penck is known for painting, sculpture, prints.

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A. R. Penck


Born in Dresden in 1939 as Ralf Winkler, the painter and sculptor adopted several pseudonyms.  'A. R. Penck' was eventually the name that stuck and that he is now famous for.

He started taking drawing lessons by Strawalde and in the early 1950s completed an apprenticeship as an advertising artist.  As of 1956 he applied a total number of four times to the Academy of Arts in Dresden as well as the Academy of Fine and Applied Arts in East Berlin, every time unsuccessful. 

In 1966 he accepted the pseudonym 'A. R. Penck'.  As of 1973 he also signed his works with 'Mike Hammer', 'T. M.' or 'Y.'.  Whilst his work was under various restrictions in the German Democratic Republic, he received the Wilhelm-Groh  ...  Displaying 750 of 1231 characters.



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About  A. R. Penck

Born:  1939 - Dresden, Germany
Known for:  painting, sculpture, prints