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1964 – 1967

In the 1960s I developed the ambition to learn oil painting. I was inspired by numerous works of art from late Impressionism in the transition to Expressionism or by some that one would assign to classical modernism in general. However, at that time it was ostensibly the aesthetics and the techniques of painting in oil that I tried to learn and partly adapt from my models, while I paid less attention to the nature of the art and the motifs of my admired artists.

Here some examles of my “products” from the 1960s:

left: "Village Street" (1967) – oil on burlap, 54 x 64 cm
right: "Winter" (1967) – oil on canvas, 54 x 44 cm

left: "Katen im Winter" (1967) – oil on canvas, 55 x 65 cm
middle: "My Grandmother (1)" – pencil drawing, frame: 43 x 33 cm, motif: 23 x 17 cm
right: "My Grandmother (2)" – pencil drawing, frame: 27 x 21 cm, motif: 15 x 10 cm

The picture "Katen im Winter" (at the age of 14) even arrived into a small exhibition that was organized by an art teacher at my school. My grandmother was an excellent model for drawing practice because she was sitting relatively still for hours while knitting.

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