Sigmar Polke

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Birthday
13, 1941
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Jun 10, 2010 (69)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1941
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Jun 10, 2010 (69)

About

German experimental painter and photographer who co-founded the Capitalist Realism movement in art. He was awarded the Rubens Prize of the City of Siegen in 2007.

Before Fame

He worked at a stained glass factory and later received his formal art training from the Dusseldorf Arts Academy.

Trivia

He made artistic use of a wide range of innovative materials, including meteor dust, snail mucous, and arsenic.

Family Life

He was born in Lower Silesia and later escaped the German expulsion and Communist Regime by fleeing with his family to West Germany.

Associated With

He was taught and greatly influenced by Joseph Beuys.