Armin Sandig

About Artist: Armin Sandig (* 10 March 1929 in Hof / Saale ( Bavaria )) is a German painter and graphic artist In the Hofer Art Exhibition "Young Painters", which was also his painter friend Paul (actually Werner) Krueger participated, Sand could 1946/1947 at the age of 17 years for the first time to show their own work. When he moved to the north from the south, was Hamburg in 1951 his adopted homeland, where he still lives today. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promoted him. He received 1960 Lichtwark scholarship and he was awarded the 1972 Edwin Scharff Prize awarded. The price of the International drawing contest Nuremberg was awarded to him in 1980 and 1992, the Friedrich-Baur Prize for Visual Arts of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.After 1972 a full member of the Free Academy of Arts was in Hamburg, he was from 1980 to 2011 its president. 1989 appointed him to the Hamburg Senate in recognition of his work to honor professor. He was awarded the 2002 Federal Cross of Merit awarded.Self-taught, he was first of Max Beckmann , Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee influenced, but was increasingly his own way. In his early work, the search led him to the "totally autonomous painting" (Armin Sandig) to constructivist abstraction and his work was at that time the Tachism , an informal direction within the abstract art, are attributed. From 1970 his work was increasingly characterized by a figurative objectivity, however, with the imagery him own. Work phases dissolved as from, but fundamental changes did not take place since then. Armin Sandig is one of the most important representatives of 20th-century German art. His works are represented in many public collections, as in the Hamburger Kunsthalle , the Kunsthalle Bremen , the Städel art museum in Frankfurt am Main, in the Ludwig Museum in Cologne , in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg and in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart .

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