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Hermann Goepfert

Nationality: 
Germany
City of birth: 
Bad Nauheim
1926
1982
Movement: 

Hermann Goepfert was a German painter, sculptor and kinetic artist. He represented the integration of art and architecture most strongly within the ZERO movement. His artist friends and collaboration partners were G√ľnther Uecker, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Herman de Vries and Jef Verheyen.

Goepfert studied from 1947 to 1951, first at evening school and then from 1951 to 1958 at the State Academy of Fine Arts Städelschule Frankfurt am Main. At the end of the 1950s, like many others, he broke with his informal period radically and participated in many international exchanges that came about under the impulse of the ZERO and the Dutch Nul group. Goepfert, for example, participated in the NUL exhibition in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum in 1962.

His work is often kinetic or based on the moving spectator.

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