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A.R. Penck

Paintings and Drawings from the 60s and 70s

11—14 oct 2007

2011

Architektur II

TREASURES II

Munich Highlights

19—28 oct 2006

2011

Sitzender Akt

NULLA DIES SINE LINEA

Gachnang Collection

6—29 jul 2006

2011

 

A.R. Penck

Penck was born Ralf Winkler in 1939 in Dresden. Following his rejection from the academies of art in Dresden and East-Berlin, he took evening courses among others with Jürgen Böttcher (Strawalde). In 1963 he began painting in his 'stick-figure' style, for which he soon became famous. In 1980 he was expelled from the DDR. The painter, graphic artist, draughtsman and sculptor is considered one of the most significant contemporary artists. Penck lives and works in Ireland.

 

Exhibitions and Distinctions (Selection)

2009
Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen

2007/08
Large retrospective at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, the Kiel Kunsthalle and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

2003
Kuppersmühle Museum of Modern Art, Duisburg

1988
Retrospectives at the Berlin National Gallery and Kunsthaus Zürich.
Professorship at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf

1987
College of Art, Edinburgh. Musée de Straßburg. Nord LB Art Prize

1985
Musée d'Art et d'Industrie de Saint-Étienne

1984
41st Venice Biennale

1982
Documenta 7, Kassel (with Lothar Baumgarten)

1981
Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Köln. Kunstmuseum Basel. Rembrandt-Prize of the Goethe Foundation, Basel

1979
Museum Boymans-van-Beuningen, Rotterdam

1978
Ludwig Museum, Cologne

1977
Documenta 6, Kassel

1975
First large retrospective at the Bern Kunsthalle. Will-Grohmann-Prize of the Academy of Arts,West-Berlin

1973
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

1971
Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld

1968
First one-man show at Michael Werner Gallery, Cologne

 

Literature (Selection)

A.R. Penck—Retrospektive, ed. by Ingrid Pfeiffer und Max Hollein, Frankfurt Düsseldorf, 2007

A.R. PenckKonfessionen, Bilder 1988-1995, ed. by Christian K. Scheffel, Bad Homburg, 2000

A. R. PenckHolzschnitte 1966-1995, ed. by Städtisches Kunstmuseum Spendhaus, Reutlingen, 2004

A.R. Penck, A.R. PenckZeichungen 1958-1985 Frauen Skulpturen Abstraktes, Bern, 1986

A. R. PenckZeichnungen bis 1975, ed. by Kunstmuseum Basel, 1978