- Name: Anselm Kiefer
- Born: 03/08/1945 (75 years old)
Anselm Kiefer (born 8 March 1945) is a German painter and sculptor. He studied with Peter Dreher and Horst Antes end of the 1960s. His works incorporate materials such as straw, ash, clay, lead, and shellac. The poems of Paul Celan have played a role in developing Kiefer’s themes of German history and the horror of the Holocaust, as have the spiritual concepts of Kabbalah.
Works: The Hierarchy of Angels (painting), The Secret Life of Plants (sculpture), Grane (woodcut)
Awards: Praemium Imperiale
Birth Place: Donaueschingen, Germany
Anselm Kiefer quotes :
I was interested in transcendence from a very early age. I was interested in what was over there, what was behind life. So when I had my first communion I was very disappointed. I had expected something amazing and surprising and spiritual. Instead all I got was a bicycle. That wasn't what I was after at all.Anselm Kiefer