Sigmar Polke

  • 1941 - 2010
  • Born in 1941, in Germany

© Fredrik von Erichsen Deutsche Presse-Agentur/MAXPPP

Born in Silesia, a German province that became part of Poland after World War II, Sigmar Polke moved to West Germany in 1953. Following a brief apprenticeship with a glassmaker, he studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he met Gerhard Richter. Polke first used photomechanical dots in his painting in 1963, marking the start of his image manipulations.

In The Collection

Exhibition of the Collection

From 17 December 2014 to 18 May 2015

Expressionist and contemplative works

The second phase in the inaugural hang featured a larger number of works, based on the Expressionist and the Contemplative themes.