Anselm Kiefer Biography

Painter (1945–)
Anselm Kiefer is an internationally acclaimed German painter and sculptor whose work looks at his country’s political past.


Born on March 8, 1945, in Donaueschingen, Germany, Anselm Kiefer is an artist known for his paintings, sculptures and photography. Much of his work explores his home country’s sensibilities and culture, including an unflinching gaze on the rise of Nazism. His art has been exhibited in museums around the world, including the Louvre and White Cube gallery, and he has directed the opera Am Anfang.

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