Introduction
Sigmar Polke (13 February 1941 – 10 June 2010) was a German painter and photographer. Polke experimented with a wide range of styles, subject matters and materials. In the 1970s, he concentrated on photography, returning to paint in the 1980s, when he produced abstract works created by chance through chemical reactions between paint and other products. In the last 20 years of his life, he produced paintings focused on historical events and perceptions of them.
Wikidata
Q376062
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Introduction
German painter became internationally influential after his first solo exhibition in New York at the Holly Solomon Gallery, 1982, though the work shown was created in the preceding decade. He is known for his multi-layered works that drew from found images, photography, and abstraction, work that itself was built on the innovations of American Pop Art. His reputation grew steadily from the 1980s, and he was considered at his death one of the foremost painters of his generation.
Nationalities
German, West German, Polish
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Installation Artist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
Name
Sigmar Polke
Ulan
500115233
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