Walter Dahn

German, born 1954

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Walter Dahn

German, born 1954

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In the 1970s, Walter Dahn studied with Joseph Beuys at the Art Academy Düsseldorf and later gained an international reputation as one of the leading painters of the Mülheimer Freiheit, a group founded with artists Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Hans Peter Adamski, and Peter Bömmels. The group developed a Neo-Expressionist, figurative style of intensely colorful painting in response to what they considered the overly-intellectual language of Minimalism and Conceptual Art. After exploring a variety of different mediums, including a stint as a punk rock musician, Dahn now concentrates on painting, taking inspiration from found images, song texts and poetry.

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Biography

In the 1970s, Walter Dahn studied with Joseph Beuys at the Art Academy Düsseldorf and later gained an international reputation as one of the leading painters of the Mülheimer Freiheit, a group founded with artists Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Hans Peter Adamski, and Peter Bömmels. The group developed a Neo-Expressionist, figurative style of intensely colorful painting in response to what they considered the overly-intellectual language of Minimalism and Conceptual Art. After exploring a variety of different mediums, including a stint as a punk rock musician, Dahn now concentrates on painting, taking inspiration from found images, song texts and poetry.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta
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