Born in Donaueschingen (Germany), lives in Croissy-Beaubourg (France).
Anselm Kiefer (1945, Germany, lives in Paris) was a student of Joseph Beuys who became a painter and sculptor and occasionally makes large-scale installations. His work is characterised by broad and dark evocations of an unspecified mythologised past, with images of scenery referring to the Bible, the Third Reich or imaginary Germanic antiquity. In a series of paintings the woods and fields of Germany are entrusted with mystical powers with the help of unorthodox and expressive painting techniques. Kiefer’s Wagnerian ambition came to the surface in 2009, when he produced and decorated an opera entitled 'Am Anfang' (‘In the Beginning’).
>Anselm Kiefer, Märkische Heide, 1974.Painting, oil, acrylic, shellac, burlap, 118 x 254 cm.
>Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Polke, Anselm Kiefer, Wilfried Huet, GA - Tijdschrift van de Galerij van de Akademie Van Waasmunster, Jrg.5, nr.5, november 1986, 1986.Periodical, ink, paper, 57.7 x 41.7 cm, 2 p., ill., language : Dutch, publisher : Galerij van de Akademie Van Waasmunster.
>Anselm Kiefer, A Book by Anselm Kiefer, 1988.Book, ink, paper, 30 x 24.7 cm, 85 p., book in slip-case, language : English, authors : Jürgen Harten, Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. & Susan Cragg Ricci, publisher : The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston & George Braziller, Publishers, ISBN : 0-8076-1191-3.
> Exhibition: The collection XXIX – Spirits of Internationalism: 6 European Collections 1956-1986. 20 January 2012 - 29 April 2012.
> Ensemble: Artist Books.
> Ensemble: Het Ondermijnde [The Subverted].
> Ensemble: kunstenaarsboeken uit de jaren '80 [artists' books from the 80s].