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Per Kirkeby (1 September 1938 – 9 May 2018) was a Danish painter, poet, film maker and sculptor. His works have been exhibited worldwide and are represented in many important public collections, including the Tate, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the Centre Pompidou. Kirkeby became a member of the Danish Academy in 1982. In 1990 he received the Art Prize of NORD/LB, which is endowed for outstanding efforts in the subject of contemporary art. In 1996 he received the Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation Award and the Henrik Steffens Award. In 1997 he became a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog and in 2003 he received the Herbert Boeckl Prize for his lifetime of work.
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Born in Copenhagen in 1938, Kirkeby received a Master’s degree in arctic geology at the University of Copenhagen in 1964. He later studied at the Eks-Skolen (Experimental Art School of Copenhagen), established by the artist Poul Gernes in 1961 as an alternative to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and became involved with the Fluxus movement. Kirkbey made Pop-inspired works on masonite in the 1960s, and began producing blackboards and small-scale sculptures in the 1970s, but would not draw great attention until the 1980s, when he associated with German Artists Georg Baselitz, Markus Lüpertz, A.R. Penck, Jörg Immendorff, and Anselm Kiefer. Kirkeby represented Denmark at the 1976 Venice Biennale and later participated in Documenta VII and IX.
Danish, Scandinavian
Artist, Geologist, Architect, Writer, Painter, Sculptor
Per Kirkeby, Per Kirkeby Christensen
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