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Anselm Kiefer

 (born 1945)
Anselm Kiefer is active/lives in Germany, France.  Anselm Kiefer is known for conceptual painting, sculpture, installation, found objects.

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Anselm Kiefer

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Over the past four decades, Anselm Kiefer has produced a diverse body of work in painting, sculpture and installation that has made him among the most important artists of his generation.

Kiefer studied with Joseph Beuys in the early 1970s, but soon began to develop his own, deliberately indigenous set of subjects and symbols that he used to explore the fraught territory of German history and identity.  In his muscular artistic language, physical materiality and visual complexity enliven his themes and content with a rich, vibrant tactility. His subject-matter ranges over sources as diverse as Teutonic mythology and history, alchemy and the nature of belief, all depicted in a bewildering variety of materials, including oil pain  ...  Displaying 750 of 3792 characters.



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About  Anselm Kiefer

Born:  1945 - Donaueschingen, Germany
Known for:  conceptual painting, sculpture, installation, found objects