Günther Uecker (*1930)

Günther Uecker

Brockhaus für Brockhaus, 1992
Rocks, Nails and cementum on ply wood
49 x 39 x 43.5 cm

Biography

1930 — Born March 13th Wendorf

1949-1953 — Studies art in Wismar and the Kunstakademie Berlin-Weißensee.

1955-1958 — Studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

1955-1957 — First nail paintings.

1961 — Co-founds the artist group ZERO together with Yves Klein, Heinz Mack and Otto Piene.

1964 — Prize of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia. Participation at documenta III, Kassel.

1965 — Prize at the “Junge Biennale”, Paris.

1968 — Participation at documenta 4, Kassel.

1970 — Participation Venice Biennale.

1972 — Participation Venice Biennalle.

1977 — Participation at documenta 6, Kassel.

1983 — Imperial ring of the city of Goslar.

1985 — Federal Service Cross 1st Class.

2000 — Member of the Order “Pour le mérite” for science and the arts.

2001 — Large federal cross with star.

2010 — Jan Wellem Ring of the city of Düsseldorf.

Günther Uecker lives and works in Düsseldorf and St. Gallen.