Michael Werner Gallery

Per Kirkeby

(Danish, b. 1938)

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Per Kirkeby

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Per Kirkeby

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Per Kirkeby

Untitled, 2011

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Per Kirkeby

Untitled, 2011

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Per Kirkeby

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Per Kirkeby

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Per Kirkeby

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Per Kirkeby

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Biography

Timeline

1938
Born September 1 in Copenhagen
1962
Studies at the Experimental Art School in Copenhagen; works in the School on painting, graphic arts, 8 millimeter films and performance pieces
1974
First exhibition at Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne; publishes 'Fliegende Blätter'
1977
One-man exhibition in the Museum Folkwang, Essen, with paintings, brick sculptures and books
1988
Publishes books of essays on Delacroix, Manet, Picasso
1990
Receives the Art Prize of NORD/LB, endowed for outstanding efforts in the subject of contemporary art
1996
Receives the 'Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation Award' and the 'Henrik-Steffens-Award 1996'
2000
Professorship at the 'Städelschule', Frankfurt a.M.
2003
Receives the 'Herbert-Boeckl-Preis' for his lifework
2004
Per Kirkeby currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Læsø and Arnasco

Exhibitions

2014
Die Sammlung im Fokus. Künstlerräume von Nolde bis Kirkeby, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden (solo)
Per Kirkeby, Kunsthalle Gießen, Gießen
Die Sammlung im Fokus. Künstlerräume von Nolde bis Kirkeby, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden (solo)
Per Kirkeby, Kunsthalle Gießen, Gießen, Germany (solo)
Figurative Kunst aus Skandinavien, Die Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (solo)
Neunzehnhundertsiebzig. Material, Orte, Denkprozesse, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland (solo)
Strukturen der Natur. Franz Marc und Per Kirkeby: Druckgraphik, Franz Marc Museum, Kochel am See, Germany (solo)
Per Kirkeby. New Paintings, Michael Werner Kunsthandel, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Constable, Delacroix, Friedrich, Goya – Die Erschütterung der Sinne, Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden, Germany (solo)
Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculpture 1964-2010, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick (solo)

Literature

2003
Tøjner, Poul Erik: Per Kirkeby. Malerei. Köln : König, 2003
Per Kirkeby. Natur und Gestalt. Retrospektive der Zeichnungen und Aquarelle, (Sinclair-Haus, Altana Kulturforum, Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe; Deutsche Akademie Rom, Villa Massimo; Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen). Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe : ALTANA, 2003
1999
Per Kirkeby. Sorte billeder og bronzer. Schwarze Bilder und Bronzen, (Kat. Museumsberg, Flensburg, Tønder/ Flensburg: Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseum/Museumsberg, 1999
1997
Kirkeby, Per: Gespräche mit Lars Morell, Köln: König, 1998, (Kunstwissenschaftliche Bibliothek; Bd. 8), Zugl. Kopenhagen: Borgens, 1997
1994
Per Kirkeby. Großformatige Zeichnungen 1977-1994, (Kat.), Portikus, Frankfurt a.M., Münster: Kleinheinrich, 1994
1990
Per Kirkeby. Gemälde, Arbeiten auf Papier, Skulpturen 1977-90, (Kat.), Frankfurt a.M.: Städelsches Kunstinstitut, 1990
1989
Per Kirkeby. Pinturas, esculturas, grabados y escritos, (Kat.), Valencia: IVAM, Centre del Carme, 1989
1984
Per Kirkeby. Übermalungen 1964-1984, (Kat.), München: Kunstraum, 1984
1979
Hunov, John: Per Kirkeby. Oeuvrekatalog 1958-1977 over raderinger, linoleumssnit, træsnit, Kopenhagen: Borgens, 1979
1977
Per Kirkeby. Fliegende Blätter, (Kat.), Essen: Museum Folkwang, 1977