Karl Otto Götz – 1914 – 2017

I just learned that my favorite painter, Karl Otto Götz, has died on Saturday, aged 103 years.

Götz was the most important artist of the “Informel” movement, the European counterpart of abstract expressionism. Götz was also important as a university teacher (his students include Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke, among others) and as a theoretician of art and aesthetics.

See here for previous articles about K.O. Götz on this blog.

(The picture, showing K.O.Götz’ painting “Rimu”, is from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Riemu.jpg.)

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