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Museum Kunst Palast in Dusseldorf opens Per Kirkeby Retrospective

Per Kirkeby - Flucht nach Ägypten, 1996 -  Oil on canvas, 300 x 400 cm. - Privatsammlung, Zürich © Per Kirkeby, Courtesy Galerie Michael Werner Berlin, Köln & New York.

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY.- Born in 1938, Per Kirkeby is the best known
Danish artist of his generation and one of the most important contemporary
European artists.
After a degree in geology and several expeditions to
Greenland, Kirkeby turned his attention entirely to the world of art in the
mid-1960s and embarked upon a journey that involved researching the vast
diversity of painting options while also working as a sculptor, architect,
printer, illustrator, film maker and author. Retrospective on view from
26 September through 10 January, 2010.