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Anselm Kiefer is a German painter and sculptor who is considered one of the most important postmodern artists in Europe. Born in 1945, Kiefer's works have often addressed Germany's dark history and the traumas of World War II.

  • Born: March 8, 1945
  • Place of birth: Donaueschingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Nationality: German/Austrian
  • Studied at: Studied painting in Freiburg and at the art academy in Karlsruhe
  • Teachers: Peter Dreher, Horst Antes
  • Similar artists: Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke
  • Era: Contemporary art
  • Stylistic direction: Neo-Expressionism

Kiefer's large-scale paintings and sculptures are known for their textured surfaces and use of materials such as lead, straw, and ash. His art is informed by profound philosophical and spiritual reflections and is characterized by its ability to interweave past and present, myth and reality.

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Artist Anselm Kiefer was born in Donaueschingen, Germany, in 1945 and grew up in the post-war period, an experience that would strongly influence his artistic work. He studied at various art academies, including the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he studied under Joseph Beuys, who had a significant influence on Kiefer's art.

In the 1970s, Kiefer began creating large-scale paintings and sculptures that explored German history and mythology, as well as spiritual and philosophical themes. Kiefer's works are often characterized by their textured surfaces and use of unusual materials such as lead, straw, and ash.

In 1980, Kiefer represented Germany at the Venice Biennale, and in the decades that followed, he has received international recognition, with major solo exhibitions in museums worldwide. Today, Kiefer lives and works in France and has a studio in Barjac and Paris.



  • 17.05.2023 - 05.08.2023 Anselm Kiefer. Horts conclusus - Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong.
  • 04.05.2023 - 04.05.2024 Floating Islands - Istanbul Modern.
  • 19.03.2023 - 20.08.2023 UNTIEFEN - Werke aus der Sammlung Schaufler - SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen.
  • 12.02.2023 -29.04.2023 Anselm Kiefer. Voglio vedere le mie montagne für Giovanni Segantini - Lia Rumma Gallery, Naples
  • 12.11.2022 - 23.12.2022 Anselm Kiefer. Exodus - Gagosian Gallery New York City.



  • 2023: German National Award
  • 2023: Grand Cross of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2017: J. Paul Getty Medal, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles
  • 2011: Leo-Baeck-Medaille
  • 2008: Adenauer-de Gaulle-Prize, Paris
  • 2005: Austrian Decoration of Honour for Science and Art
  • 2005: Cross of Merit 1st Class
  • 1999: Praemium Imperiale, Tokyo
  • 1990: Goslarer Kaiserring
  • 1985: Carnegie Prize, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
  • 1983: Hans-Thoma-Preis, State Prize Baden-Württemberg



  • Anselm - Das Rauschen der Zeit, 3D-documentary/feature film, Wim Wenders, 93 min., Germany 2023.
  • Der mit den Bildern tanzt / Dancing with Pictures, documentary, Alexander Kluge, Anselm Kiefer, 330 min., Germany 2017.
  • Over your cities grass will grow, documentary/drama, Sophie Fiennes, 105 Min., UK 2012.



  • Anselm Kiefer. Opus Magnum, Cathrin Klingsröhr-Leroy, Munich 2020.
  • Anselm Kiefer aus der Sammlung Walter, Wilma Sedelmeier, Augsburg 2019.
  • Baselitz, Richter, Polke, Kiefer. The early years of the Old Masters, Adriani Götz, Dresden 2019.
  • Anselm Kiefer. The Woodcuts, Antonia Hoerschelmann, Ostfildern 2016.