Gunter Christmann, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gunter Christmann

German artist

Date of Birth: 23-Apr-1936

Place of Birth: Berlin

Date of Death: 19-Nov-2013

Profession: painter, sculptor

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Gunter Christmann

  • Gunter Christmann (23 April 1936 - 19 November 2013) was a German-born Australian painter.Born in Berlin, Christmann emigrated to Australia in 1959.
  • Regarded as a painter's painter, Christmann has been making abstract and figurative paintings since the early 1960s and has exhibited frequently since 1965 throughout Australia and overseas.
  • He has been labelled as one of the major Australian artists of his generation and 'one of Australia's best kept secrets' by art historian and curator Mary Eagle.
  • Christmann rose to prominence with his inclusion in the landmark exhibition The Field at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1968.
  • From his hard edged colourfield paintings of the 1960s he went on to produce the "sprinkle" paintings of the 1970s.
  • Throughout his different phases Christmann has maintained a fascination with the world around him, feeding off contemporary life, with his more recent works incorporating a ‘'tag" graffiti style that is drawn across his paintings, sometimes in almost obsessive repetition.

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