Joerg Immendorff Biography and Artwork

Joerg Immendorff was a renowned German Neo-Expressionist painter known for his symbolic and figurative style. He was born on June 14, 1945, in Bleckede, Lower Saxony, Germany. His parents separated when he was young, which may have influenced some of the themes that would later come to define his art.

Immendorff studied under Joseph Beuys at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie and was expelled in 1969 after exhibiting provocative Fluxus performances. His artwork explored feelings of inadequacy and anger around the devastation of war and being a German Jew post-Shoah. Immendorff became part of Neue Wilde art movement alongside artists such as Rainer Fetting, Walter Dahn or Werner Büttner.

Through his lifetime, Immendorff became one of Germany’s best-known painters. His work has been exhibited globally and acquired by many notable collections including The British Museum in London or The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Sadly, Joerg Immendorff passed away on May 28th, 2007 in Düsseldorf at the age of
62 due to complications related to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Despite his untimely passing but thanks to his remarkable career as an artist Jörg Immendorf still plays an important cultural role for German Expressionist art movement today.

All Joerg Immendorff Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
Cafe Deutschland Iv 1978 Oil On Canvas
Cafe Deutschland I 1978 Oil on Canvas
Cafe Deutschland II 1978 Oil on Canvas
Solo 1988 Oil on Canvas
Cafe Deutschland - Cafeprobe 1980
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