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Markus Lüpertz (born 25 April 1941) is a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and writer. He also publishes a magazine, and plays jazz piano. He is one of the best-known German contemporary artists. His subjects are characterized by suggestive power and archaic monumentality. Lüpertz insists on capturing the object of representation with an archetypal statement of his existence. His art work is associated to neo-expressionism. Known for his eccentricity, German press has stylized him as a "painter prince".
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Emigrated to the West, to Rheydt, Rheinland with his family in 1948. Studied at the Werkkunstschule Krefeld with Laurens Goosen in 1956 and thereafter worked variously as a coalminer and road builder. In 1962 he moved to Berlin and began a cycle of paintings he called "Dithyrambischen Malerei" and in the 1960s writes two manifestos based on these works. In the 1980s Lüpertz produced stage designs, painted bronze sculptures, and monumental murals.
German, West German, Czech
Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Markus Lüpertz, Markus Lupertz
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